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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.

Press release: The Slovak Court repeatedly acquits police officers accused of abusing Roma boys at a police station in Košice

Published: 05 / 18 / 2017 12:28
During its hearing on 17 May 2017 the District Court Košice II repeatedly acquitted police officers accused of abusing Roma boys at a police station in Košice. According to the court, neither the additional investigation proved that the act took place as alleged by the prosecution. The prosecutor has appealed the verdict.

The open letter for the Prime Minister regarding the necessity to respect decisions of the UN Committees

Published: 04 / 11 / 2017 10:01
The open letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the Slovak Government regarding the necessity to respect the CEDAW´s recommendations from November 2016 and all the other recommendations by the UN Committees when they decide on human rights violations in individual cases (in Slovak language).

Press release: A woman who achieved justice before the CEDAW still awaits compensation from the Slovak Government

Published: 04 / 11 / 2017 10:01
A woman who achieved justice before the CEDAW still awaits compensation from the Slovak Government

Press release: Slovak Court rules in favor of a Roma woman facing discrimination while applying for a job as a field social worker

Published: 03 / 24 / 2017 10:42
The District Court in Spišská Nová Ves rules in favour of a Roma woman who was seeking a redress for discrimination faced in 2010, when she applied for a job as a field social worker in town Spišská Nová Ves.

Press release: The courts` decision in a case of school segregation of Roma children in Stara Lubovna violates the international law

Published: 12 / 22 / 2016 08:55
The District court delivered The Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradna) as a plaintiff in a case a written judgement in an actio popularis lawsuit filed against the State represented by Ministry of Education and the city of Stara Lubovna for segregation of Roma children at the primary school in Stara Lubovna – Podsadek in Eastern Slovakia. The court dismissed the lawsuit at a hearing on 6 October 2016 and in the delivered judgment reasoned its decision. The decision is not final as Poradna filed an appeal.

Press release: The criminal charges have been brought in a case of police raid in a Roma settlement in Vrbnica

Published: 12 / 19 / 2016 11:49
The charges have been brought against a police officer who led a police raid against Roma in a village Vrbnica in Eastern Slovakia. Simultaneously the investigator from the Ministry of Interior´s Inspection interrupted the criminal investigation held in a case of police ill-treatment against Roma by certain police officers on the spot. The investigator reasoned his decision to interrupt the investigation in this part by the lack of sufficient evidence against police officers who allegedly used physical violence against Roma.

Press Release: According to the UN CEDAW Committee Slovakia failed to provide adequate protection against discrimination to a woman after parental leave

Published: 11 / 30 / 2016 13:06
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted its View in a case of discrimination of woman from Slovakia. The affected woman claimed to be discriminated against based on her gender and marital and family status once she had been dismissed from her work place.