SECURITY A LA ITALIANA. Fingerprinting, Extreme Violence and Harassment of Roma in Italy
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On July 15, 2008, a coalition of NGOs released Security a la Italiana: Fingerprinting, Extreme Violence and Harassment of Roma in Italy, a report capturing the magnitude of recent racist and xenophobic action against Roma in Italy. Compiled by human rights observers in July 2008, the report includes documentation from May 2008 of recent attacks against Roma, including physical violence, forced evictions, and abusive raids—fueled by the government's anti-Romani policies. The report puts forth urgent recommendations to the Italian authorities, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the United Nations, among other groups.