Documents

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 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.