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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

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Andriy Vitrenko, Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine for European Integration, stated that the Ministry was tasked in 2013to facilitate the implementation of the Strategy on the Protection and Integration of the Roma National Minority into Ukrainian Society up to 2020.
Ms Bahor said: "Many people do not realise that Roma people have fled from countries where they are treated as second-class citizens.
aProtests confirm the persistence of deeply-rooted prejudice and racism against Roma and Sinti in our societies.
Citing an investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman, the report said Roma were one of the most vulnerable groups in Cypriot society because they were not recognised as a minority by the Republic's National Action Plan for Social Inclusion.
In addition to donating boots, the company also gives 10% of sales to the Roma Boots Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to help provide books, school supplies and education to the children who receive Roma Boots.
He recalled that in 2010 the government held a workshop on the Roma and the problems they face, "We held this workshop, because we know that a mentality that treats the Roma as if they don't exist doesn't contribute anything to this country," said Bozday-.
shtml) believed that Roma have already held talks with Pjanic's father, and his agent, as they look to tie him down to a long term deal that would drive up his value even further.
said Dezideriu Gergely, director of the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest.
On the surface, it appears that God's mission in eastern Europe takes place in two separate spheres: the Roma and the rest.
His findings described the Roma as primitives, incapable of adaptation to a normal life, placing the Roma at the same perceived social level as the Jewish population.
The memory makes Marcela's role as Oxfam Scotland development worker among the Roma of Govanhill in Glasgow all the more personal.
many Roma children in Slovakia continue to receive education of lower quality than their non-Roma peers due to policies and practices resulting in segregation.