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15-year journey to justice: The Appeal Court confirms financial compensation for an illegally sterilized Roma woman in Slovakia

Published: 02 / 04 / 2020 09:56
The Regional Court in Košice as an appeal court confirmed compensation for an illegally sterilized Roma woman in the full claimed amount of over EUR 16,000. The injured woman was sterilized without informed consent in 1999 in Krompachy hospital in Eastern Slovakia. She has been claiming justice in domestic courts for 15 years. Responsibility must therefore be assumed by the Slovak government to ensure access to justice for all survivors of this practice.

WE ORGANIZED A DISCUSSION ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN MARGINALIZED ROMA COMMUNITIES

Published: 02 / 03 / 2020 14:53
On 29 January 2020, together with the NGO Forum for Human Rights, we organized a discussion on the right to health in marginalized Roma communities in Košice.

The European Court in Strasbourg: Slovakia has seriously failed to investigate police violence against a Roma boy

Published: 01 / 28 / 2020 15:25
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) ruled today in the case of police violence against a Roma boy, which was due in 2015 in one of the Roma marginalised communities in Eastern Slovakia municipalities in the district of Spisska Nova Ves. According to the ECtHR, the responsible state authorities have not sufficiently investigated the case, in breach of their international human rights obligations. The ECHR awarded the victim a compensation of EUR 5000.

WE HAVE MET WITH MS PRESIDENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC  ZUZANA ČAPUTOVÁ

Published: 12 / 12 / 2019 15:37
On 25 November 2019, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová received representatives of women's non-governmental organizations that have long been devoted to the issue of violence against women. Our colleague Vanda Durbáková was also invited.

The District Court again acquits police officers accused of abusing Roma boys at a police station in Košice

Published: 12 / 04 / 2019 16:10
At today's hearing, the Košice II District Court again - for the third time - acquitted the police officers accused of abusing Roma boys at a police station in Košice in March 2009. According to the court, neither the additional evidence proved that the incident took place as alleged by the indictment of the prosecution.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHED A REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION IN SLOVAKIA

Published: 11 / 07 / 2019 16:34
The European Commission published a report that provides a detailed insight into the implementation of anti-discrimination legislation, including the Anti-Discrimination Act in Slovakia in 2018. Our cooperating lawyer, Vanda Durbakova, also participated in the preparation of this report in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

UN Committee calls upon the Slovak government for more consistent protection of economic and social rights of people in Slovakia

Published: 10 / 30 / 2019 10:48
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights called upon the Slovak government to adopt multiple specific measures to improve the production of human rights in Slovakia. It published the proposed measures after its October session and discussion with Slovak government delegation in Geneva. Many of them concern protection of Roma minority rights specifically.

At the UN Committee meeting we spoke personally about violations of Roma minority rights in Slovakia

Published: 10 / 23 / 2019 09:12
On 9-10 October 2019, we, together with a Roma woman activist, attended a meeting of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva (CECSR).

Networking of Roma women activists and other women's groups in Slovakia continues

Published: 10 / 21 / 2019 15:50
On 12 - 13 October 2019 we organized another meeting of Roma women in Košice, whose aim was to connect a group of Roma women with other groups of women in Slovakia.

The right of access to drinking water is a fundamental human right

Published: 10 / 02 / 2019 18:16
In early September representatives of the NGO Forum for Human Rights were invited to the Roma women meeting in Košice. They presented to Roma women activities of a project that we are implementing together.