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Joint statement to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe pointing at shortcomings in investigating the racial motive of police violence cases in Slovakia

Published: 11 / 24 / 2020 15:57

In November 2020, together with the partner NGOs European Roma Rights Centre and Forum for Human Rights, we sent our joint statement to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in which we point out the insufficient implementation of the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case - Lakatošová and Lakatoš v. Slovakia. 

In our statement, we emphasize that the Slovak government has failed to address the serious persistent shortcomings in investigating the racial motive of police violence cases against Roma in Slovakia, and we request the Committee of Ministers to call on the government to take the necessary measures.