Press release: The Appeal Court confirmed that town Spišská Nová Ves had discriminated against a Roma woman in access to employment and has to compensate her

Published: 03 / 21 / 2018 08:40
The town Spišská Nová Ves discriminated against the Roma woman who applied for a job as a field social worker and must compensate her. This was ruled by the Regional Court in Košice which fully confirmed a decision of the District Court in Spišská Nová Ves from March 2017. It is one of the first final decisions of the Slovak courts in the case of racial discrimination in access to employment in favor of a discriminated person.

Press release: Illegally sterilized Romani women from Slovakia and the Czech Republic still wait for justice so they have decided to undertake a petition campaign in which they are turning to the broader public with a request for support

Published: 01 / 23 / 2018 14:09
It has been 15 years since the publication of the report entitled "Body and Soul", which warned of the practice of the forced sterilization of Romani women in Slovakia and the former Czechoslovakia. Several of these women, therefore, in collaboration with us, have decided to initiate a petition campaign through which they are asking the broader public for support.

Press release: The UN Committee criticises Slovakia for discrimination against Roma minority

Published: 12 / 14 / 2017 10:50
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the Committee) calls on the Slovak Government to take effective measures to eliminate discrimination against Roma in various areas of public life. This follows from concluding observations the Committee released after the November session and constructive dialogue held with the Slovak government delegation in Geneva.

Press release: Roma women experience discrimination, receive poor reproductive health care in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 27 / 2017 09:47
Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and abuse when obtaining reproductive health services, according to a new report from the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa) and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR).

Vakeras Zorales – Speaking Out: Roma Women’s Experiences in Reproductive Health Care in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 27 / 2017 09:28
The report documents personal stories of 38 Roma women from marginalized communities who reported suffering discrimination and abuse in reproductive and maternal health care facilities in eastern Slovakia.

The Report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Published: 11 / 02 / 2017 14:56
We submitted an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which describes selected shortcomings in the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the Slovak Government. In our report we particularly deal with the implementation of the Convention in respect to Roma minority in Slovakia.

Press release: The UN has recommended to compensate a discriminated woman, but the Slovak government refuses to do so

Published: 10 / 24 / 2017 12:58
The government of the Slovak Republic refuses to compensate the woman whose human rights violation was decided in November 2016 by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). According to the affected woman's lawyer, the Slovak government has grossly ignored its international legal obligations in the field of human rights.

Decision of the European court of human rights in the case of Adam v. Slovakia

Published: 09 / 20 / 2017 17:01
The European Court of Human Rights in July 2016 delivered a judgement in a case Adam v. Slovakia concerning police violence against Roma teenager that occurred in 2010 at one of the police stations in eastern Slovakia. It ruled that Slovak authorities had failed to adequately investigate the alleged violence.

The report for the UN Committee against Torture

Published: 06 / 29 / 2017 12:19
We submitted the report to the UN Committee against Torture, in which we are informing about selected shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Slovakia.  

Press release: The Slovak Court awards compensation to another forcibly sterilised Roma woman

Published: 05 / 26 / 2017 15:29
Following a hearing on 26 May 2017, the District Court in Spišská Nová Ves awarded financial compensation of €16,000 to a forcibly sterilised Roma woman. The verdict is not final.