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Press release : The public and non-governmental organizations urges the Slovak Government to finally establish an independent body to investigate cases of illegal sterilization of Roma women

Published: 05 / 22 / 2018 12:39
Non-governmental organization Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa), with the support of other organizations and people, urges the Slovak Government to finally establish an independent body with the power to investigate the scope of illegal sterilization practices and to compensate all women harmed.

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).

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.

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.

Press Release: UN: Slovak politicians must not tolerate police violence against Roma

Published: 09 / 07 / 2015 09:00
The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) confirmed the concerns raised by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa).

Press Release: Poradna Rewarded with the 2012 French Republic’s Human Rights Prize

Published: 12 / 10 / 2012 06:18
Poradna received the French Republic´s Human Rights Prize, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, for its human rights protection work in Slovakia.