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Press release: Illegally sterilized Roma women in the Czech Republic are close to compensation - injured Roma women from Slovakia are still waiting

Published: 06 / 11 / 2021 14:52
On Friday, 4 June 2021, the lower house of the Czech parliament passed a bill on compensation for illegally sterilized persons. Based on it, a number of Roma women in the Czech Republic who had been harmed by this practice in the past could be financially compensated.

Press statement to the acquittal of the second Roma man from Moldava nad Bodvou of false accusations charges

Published: 06 / 11 / 2021 14:51
the District Court Košice finally discontinued criminal proceedings also against the second Roma men from Moldava nad Bodvou, whom we successfully represented before the European Court of Human Rights.

THE PRESS STATEMENT TO DROPPING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST ONE OF THE ROMANI MAN FACING POLICE VIOLENCE DURING A POLICE RAID IN MOLDAVA NAD BODVOU

Published: 05 / 13 / 2021 13:10
Okresný súd Košice I. na dnešnom pojednávaní definitívne zastavil trestné konanie vedené voči prvému z poškodených Rómov z Moldavy nad Bodvou, ktorých sme úspešne zastupovali na Európskom súde pre ľudské práva v Štrasburgu.

Press release: European Court in Strasbourg: Slovakia insufficiently investigated police violence against three Roma boys

Published: 04 / 02 / 2021 10:35
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) ruled on a case of police violence against three Roma boys that occurred in a police car during their transfer to a police station in Košice, Eastern Slovakia, in 2009. 

JUDGMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COURT IN A CASE M.B. and Others V. SLOVAKIA

Published: 04 / 02 / 2021 10:19
The European Court of Human Rights by its judgment in the case of M.B. and Others v. Slovakia of 1 April 2021 ruled that Slovakia had violated the right of three Roma boys to an effective investigation into the police violence they objected.

Press release: The police officers accused of abusing Roma boys at a police station in Košice are innocent

Published: 12 / 11 / 2020 14:24
The Regional Court in Kosice at today's public hearing dismissed the Prosecutor´s appeal against the acquittal judgment of the District Court Košice II of 4 December 2019 in a widely medialised case of ill-treatment against six Roma boys at a police station in Košice. 

Joint statement to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe pointing at shortcomings in investigating the racial motive of police violence cases in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 24 / 2020 15:57
In November 2020, together with partner NGOs European Roma Rights Centre and Forum for Human Rights, we sent our joint statement to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in which we point out the insufficient implementation of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case - Lakatošová and Lakatoš v. Slovakia. 

Press release: State institutions are not responsible for the segregation of Roma children in schools, but schools, says Slovak appeal court

Published: 10 / 13 / 2020 10:17
The Prešov Regional Court District by its judgment of 20 August 2020 fully upheld the judgment of the Court of First Instance and confirmed that the district office and the Ministry of Education have no obligation to take effective measures to eliminate segregated education of Roma children at a primary school in a village Terňa.

DECISION OF THE REGIONAL COURT IN PREŠOV IN A CASE CONCERNING ALLEGED RESPONSIBILITY OF STATE AUTHORITIES FOR SEGREGATION OF ROMA CHILDREN AT A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN TERŇA

Published: 10 / 12 / 2020 13:20
On 20 August 2020, the Regional Court in Bratislava upheld the judgment of the first instance court that in March 2019 dismissed our actio popularis lawsuit filed on the basis of the Slovak Anti-Discrimination Act. It confirmed that the sued state authorities have no obligation to take measures on the elimination of segregation of Roma children in a local primary school in a village Terňa. We are planning to submit an extraordinary appeal to the Supreme Court.

Judgment of the European Court in a case R.R. and R.D. v. Slovakia

Published: 09 / 01 / 2020 15:53
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg by its judgment in the case R.R. and R.D. v. Slovakia on 1 September 2020 ruled that Slovakia violated the rights of two injured Roma in relation to police violence during a police raid in the Roma community in Moldava nad Bodvou in 2013 in eastern Slovakia.