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Roma Lawyers Association

Skopje, Macedonia
Joined December 2016
Presence in: Macedonia

The Macedonian Roma Lawyers Association is an independent, non-profit organization formed by a group of Roma law students and graduates, including the first Romani lawyer, which is one of the only two Roma lawyers in Macedonia. The association was founded in August 2015 in response to the needs of Roma lawyers to enter the legal profession and to be able to represent the interests of the Roma community in the country, to have their opinion valued, to initiate and contribute to public policies and law analyses and also to advocate for future changes in respect to the Roma in Macedonia.

The mission of the Roma Lawyers Association is to encourage and support personal and professional development of young Roma lawyers in order to protect the legal interests of the Roma community in Macedonia.

People Associated With This Organization

Arif Ademi

Roma Lawyers Association
Joined February 2018

Eugen Ghita

Roma Lawyers Association (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Housing Rights & Informal Settlements
Eugen GHIȚĂ is human rights monitor since 2008. He has been the Executive Manager and the President of Help Us Understand the World Association (day care centers for children with autism, promoting the rights to social assistance for people with disabilities). He is also the founder and president of ROMA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION – ROMAJUST.
He has been working as a human rights monitoring expert and coordinator, social worker, community facilitator, mentor and project manager mainly in the non for profit sector within projects of various well established NGOs such as: Roma Cultural Center “O Del Amenca”, Floarea Ialomiteana Foundation, Community Development Agency “Impreuna”, Romani CRISS Foundation in the fields of human rights, fighting discrimination, social services, education, awareness campaigns for the rights to education and culture, housing and identity. These projects aimed at the Roma minority and at the socially disadvantaged categories in Romania.
Eugen has a university degre
Arif Ademi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Roma Lawyers Association.

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