Oliver Weber
Documentary Photographer

Legally Invisible – The Video

(c) Oliver Weber – Legally Invisible – The Video

Legally Invisible – Roma Settlements around the Balkan Region by Oliver Weber (2016).

Roma throughout the Balkan Region are some of the most vulnerable people. 

Though many Roma were born e.g. in Serbia or have lived in Serbia for decades, many continue to be unsuccessful in proving their identity, registering their birth or acquiring citizenship and are ‘Legally Invisible’.

Recent changes in Serbian court procedures for the determination of date & place of birth have helped Roma in Serbia receive proper birth registration, but many have not benefited from the recent changes and continue to be at risk of statelessness because they still face challenges in acquiring documentation and citizenship. Several Roma families created a new informal camp where, like many Roma, they live on the margins of society. The photographs are taken in Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia (2016).

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