Emory International Law Review


This Comment provides a new perspective on Romani legal issues typically overlooked by scholars by not simply focusing on major human rights issues classically discussed in light of the mistreatment of the Roma. Instead, this Comment examines legal issues that are not classified as human rights violations but impact the Roma in ways that rise to the level of a human rights violation based on their unique background and culture. By focusing on the destruction of chattels and personal property, this Comment evaluates the effectiveness of legal claims for actions that may rise to the level of human rights violations in the unique cultural context of nomadic Romani life. Finally, this Comment concludes that there is a severe lack of adequate legal remedies available, and that current efforts have been insufficient to remedy the marginalization and mistreatment suffered by the Romani people.