Legal Instruments and the Romani Ethnic Minority: From International Framework to the Spanish Institutional Field.
Dra. Pilar Blanco Miguel & Dra. Yolanda Borrego Alés

Abstract

Although in Spain the attitude towards ethnic minorities has been changing, different sociological studies continue to produce data that allow us to say that Spanish society continues to be carried away by behaviors designated as racist. In fact, the object of study of this work has been focused on analyzing the legal framework applicable to the Gypsy Ethnic Minority that has been developing, both at the international, European, and national levels, which help to legitimize the processes of social intervention with this collective. Despite all the progress in this field, reality continues to show us that there is still much to be done, given the continuous violations to which some ethnic minorities are subjected, derived from the lack of political will of some governments that, even having signed and ratified the main international treaties and agreements, they forget to put into practice.