Documents

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 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.

Press release: The UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Slovak Government to establish an independent body to investigate the past practice of forced sterilisation of Roma women

Published: 11 / 10 / 2016 11:51
The UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Slovak Government to acknowledge responsibility for the past practice of forced sterilisation of Roma women and establish an independent body to investigate its full extent. It results from concluding observations the Committee issued after the recent session with the Slovak government representatives in Geneva.

Recommended Principles for the Formation of a Commission of Inquiry into Illegal Sterilization Practices in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 10 / 2016 11:21
This document has been prepared by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2003 (Poradna pre občianske a ľudské práva) and sets forth principles for the formation of a commission to examine the practice of forced and coerced sterilization in Slovakia.

Supplementary written comments to the UN Human Rights Committee submitted jointly with partner NGOs

Published: 09 / 26 / 2016 16:33
Together with partner non-governmental organizations Center for Reproductive Rights, Citizen, Democracy and Accountability and Women`s Circles we submitted the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) a joint alternative report, which describes shortcomings in implementation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Slovakia specifically in the area of the protection of women`s reproductive rights.

Written comments to the UN Human Rights Committee

Published: 09 / 20 / 2016 11:46
We submitted the written comments to the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC), which provide information about persisting shortcoming in the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil an Political Rights in relation to Roma ethnic minority in Slovakia.

Press release: UN CRC calls on the Slovak government to comply with its human rights obligations on children’s rights

Published: 06 / 27 / 2016 08:04
The European Roma Rights Centre together with the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa pre občianske a ľudské práva) welcome the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued recently after its session on Slovakia.

Press Release: Forcibly sterilized Romani woman achieved justice at the domestic court in Slovakia

Published: 04 / 25 / 2016 08:49
The District Court Košice II has decided that the Pasteur University Hospital in Košice, Slovakia, violated the rights of a Romani woman whom they sterilized without securing her informed consent.

Written Comments for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 2016

Published: 04 / 15 / 2016 16:08
Written comments describe a number of persisting shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to Romani children in Slovakia.

Written Comments for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Published: 10 / 07 / 2015 09:00
The report describes concrete shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women particularly in relation to Romani women in Slovakia.