UN HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE AT DALE FARM AS EVICTION LOOMS

The UN committee tasked with combating racial discrimination has voiced deep regret at the insistence by UK authorities that Gypsy and Irish Traveller families at Dale Farm should be evicted with no culturally appropriate alternative accommodation provided to them.


The event will mark the official launch of a UNAGFE Report on evictions of Gypsy and Travellers in the wider London region. The UNAGFE is chaired by Prof Yves Cabannes.

Notably, this will be taking place one day after Basildon Borough Council, according to an earlier annoucement, will be setting up its headquarters team at the Basildon Centre, for the direction of what it has named Operation Cabinet, the £18.5 million undertaking to clear half the Dale Farm Estate.

Operation Cabinet is aimed at demolishing some 52 properties which are owned by and shared between nearly 90 Traveller families.

The UN visit follows upon the statement made on 2 September by the UNCERD which called  on the UK Government to suspend the planned eviction, which would disproportionately affect the lives of the Gypsy and Traveller families, particularly women, children and older people,” said members of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in a statement responding to the decision to evict the families from Dale Farm in Essex.

“We urge the authorities to find a peaceful and appropriate solution, including identifying culturally appropriate accommodation, with full respect for the rights of the families involved,” they said.

The Dale Farm issue had been extensively discussed with the UK delegation during the course of the Committee’s review of the country’s combined 18th, 19th and 20th reports of compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

In March last year, the Committee sent a letter to the UK under its Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure on the matter, expressing its concern, seeking clarification and calling for protection of the human rights of the families.

The Committee said the evictions may be in breach of the Convention’s provisions and are inconsistent with the Committee’s General Recommendation No. 27 (2000) on Discrimination against Roma.

“Travellers and Gypsies already face considerable discrimination and hostility in wider society and the Committee is deeply concerned that this could be worsened by actions taken by authorities in the current situation and by some media reporting of the issues,” the Committee added.

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14 Responses to UN HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE AT DALE FARM AS EVICTION LOOMS

  1. THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
    http://www.unicef.org/crc/files/Participation.pdf

    Article 16 (Right to privacy): Children have a right to privacy. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life, their good name, their families and their homes.

  2. DALE FARM WITH YVONNE MacNAMARA ON JUDGEMENT DAY 19 SEPT 2011

  3. A WARNING TO DALE FARM RESIDENTS
    Do NOT trust the BBC inside your camp they may be suggesting they are reporting without bias your side of the story but they will be passing their video’s of your wall of protection to the scumbag bailiff’s.
    They will also be showing them footage and audio they are taking which won’t be shown to the public.

    We have vast experience of BBC operations especially when they are backing the establishment and you are putting your lives at risk by allowing any BBC employee inside your camp. They have shown time and again how they distort news and are effectively masonic spies for a masonic run government.

  4. DALE FARM ENFORCED EVICTION LATEST UPDATE 11am 19 SEPT 2011

  5. There is so much racism against travellers and Gypsies expressed here and else where and I am certainly taking this up with the Essex Police. Racism is simply not on. I will continue to promote the real UK as OK and everyone is welcome. I will not allow these racists to put me off my job of promoting the real UK and the real Essex. The UK is a great country and everyone is welcome. We do respect human rights and Basildon council will be held to account. So will all these people who make nasty comments about Gypsies and Travellers. We will root out racism and continue to make the UK OK for everyone. God bless the Dale Farm community of Travellers and supporters.
    Good will prevail and the Travellers will see their human rights upheld.

  6. I can’t believe that you are calling Irish travellers a race. They are Irish ILLEGAL immigrants who don’t pay tax, steal goods, exploit older people for money, and generally make the people around them suffer. They are scum, I wish nothing but bad things to all gypsies. I hope that they burn Dale farm down, destroy every building and caravan on the site

  7. John Bull says:

    Have to agree with both of you. They are filth. A wave of crime. Good riddance to them. Piss off back to Ireland.

  8. ‘including identifying culturally appropriate accommodation’

    Why?

    You in live Britain-live like the British. The Jews, Muslims, Chritians, white people, back people, asian people ect ect manage to. Why can’t travellers?

    • Unsettling says:

      Oh yes, we Brits all manage to live together – in our respective ghettos.

      But that’s the point, we do manage to live together, side-by-side, because we are generally able to appreciate each other’s cultural differences. I don’t want to live in a bland, one-size-fits-all society, programmed to serve the state and never to dissent.

  9. I hate gypsies, they are the scum of the earth. Their way of life is so idiotic. We should cull them all. Get the fuck off Dale farm you inbred retards!

    • You’re an idiot. Because I am against the travellers on this issue, I am tarred with the same brush as you are. Articulate, argue, use reason-stop behaving like a child, you’ve lost the argument already even though you have genuine reason to be concerned.

      • Haha, yes, of course, articulate arguements might make this bunch of pikees up sticks and move. I live within a few miles of Dale farm and these basic mammals have been taking the piss for years. Now they are hiding behind the “race” flag. Fuck it, the time for intelligent discussion was over a long time ago. Get these neanderthols out of my area

      • Unsettling says:

        Again, I urgently request that those making racist comments are reported to the police. In fact the police are no doubt gathering intelligence from this site, so will you act against those spouting their racial abuse on here?

    • Yeah, no need for such racial obscenities.

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