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Press Release: New Victory of Forcibly Sterilized Romani Woman at the European Court

Published: 06 / 13 / 2012 10:48

Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in N. B. vs Slovakia - yet another case of forcibly sterilized Romani woman.

The applicant, N. B., was sterilized forcibly as an underage minor in the Gelnica Hospital in 2001. The decision comes only few months after the first decision in a similar Slovak case in November 2011.

At this occasion, Poradňa calls on the Slovak Government to immediately change its longstanding position on the practice of forced sterilization of Romani women and adopt conceptual measures of response, including effective investigation of all cases and apology and compensations to all victims.