The seminar on Roma in the criminal justice system, hosted at the Scotland Yard headquarters, focused on access to legal representation, policing practice and inequality of treatment with a range of UK and international speakers – leading academic specialists, senior police officers, representatives from the GRT Police association, NGOs and the UK Department of Communities and Local Government – followed by an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting attended by MPs and the Shadow Minister for Justice. The seminar on health inclusion for Roma hosted by the Lankelly Chase Foundation gathered NGO staff, Government agency officials and academics. The recommendations identified at both workshops will form the basis of a policy recommendation paper to be produced in Spring 2015 and the organisers were asked to draft Parliamentary Questions pertaining to Roma criminal justice and health monitoring. The events are part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.
Update: PDF links to the executive summaries and full reports are available: http://bucks.ac.uk/research/