Travel permit for Gypsies and Roma peopleby Letizia Orlandi - 2012.07.27
This is a birthday a bit special: one hundred years have passed since the creation of travel permit (carnet de circulation), created in France July 16, 1912. This booklet is currently the subject of harsh criticism from supporters of the nomads, who consider it the source of many social problems for the 350 000 to 500,000 Gypsies and Roma living in France. Originally, it was created to identify all persons with an itinerant lifestyle in France. But over time, it has been increasingly used as a tool of discrimination against them.
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