European Court of Human Rights
   Est. 1950. A court set up in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe to deal specifically with individual cases involving human rights. A number of cases involving Gypsies have been taken to this court. Several concerned with police harassment in eastern Europe have been successful, but attempts by English Gypsies (such as Mrs. Chapman in Chapman v. UK) to overturn negative planning decisions for private caravan sites have so far met with failure.
   In December 2005 in Bekos andKoutropoulos v. Greece, the court ruled that Greece had violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (degrading treatment) when two Roma were beaten in a Mesolonghi police station in 1998. On the other hand, in February 2006 a panel of the court-to the dismay of their representatives - found in a test case (D. H. et al. v. Czech Republic) that 18 Romany children had not been discriminated against by being placed in special schools because "the system of special schools had not been introduced solely to cater for Roma children."

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