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Bulgaria: A Roma human rights organization called "Avro Roma," and the treatment by the local authorities of its members and supporters (January 1994 - June 1999)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1999
Citation / Document Symbol BGR32038.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bulgaria: A Roma human rights organization called "Avro Roma," and the treatment by the local authorities of its members and supporters (January 1994 - June 1999), 1 June 1999, BGR32038.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aba518.html [accessed 19 January 2018]
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No references to an organization in Bulgaria called "Avro Roma" could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Bulgaria: Increasing Violence Against Roma in Bulgaria. November 1994. New York: Human Rights Watch/Helsinki.

Bulgaria: Turning a Blind Eye to Racism. September 1994. London: Amnesty International.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, NEXIS/LEXIS, REFWORLD, WNC.

Human Rights in Bulgaria in 1994. March 1995. Sofia: Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.

Internet sites:

http://errc.org (European Roma Rights Center)

http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/news.omri (RFE/RL Searchline)

http://www.geocities.com/~patrin/patrin.htm (Patrin site: Romani culture, history, rights)

http://romnews.com (The Romnews Network)

      Minority Groups in Bulgaria in a Human Rights Context. October 1994. Sofia: Committee for the Defence of Human Rights.

Roma Rights [Budapest]. Fall 1996, Spring 1997 - Winter 1998.

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