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We submitted the written comments to the UN Human Rights Committee

Published: 09 / 20 / 2016 11:46
We submitted the written comments to the UN Human Rights Committee, which provides information about persisting shortcoming in the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil an Political Rights in relation to Roma ethnic minority in Slovakia.

European Court of Human Rights condemns Slovakia for failure to investigate a case of police violence against Roma

Published: 08 / 18 / 2016 11:28
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) 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. ECHR ruled that Slovak authorities had failed to adequately investigate the alleged violence.

UN CRC calls on the Slovak government to comply with its human rights obligations on children’s rights

Published: 06 / 27 / 2016 07:55
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) 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 (UN CRC) issued recently after its session on Slovakia. The report urges the Government of the Slovak Republic to take steps towards proper fulfilment of children’s rights in Slovakia. The Committee draws special attention to the long-term violations of the rights of Romani children, earlier highlighted by the ERRC and Poradňa in their alternative report to the UN CRC.

We submitted the written comments to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Published: 04 / 15 / 2016 16:20
We submitted the written comments to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the Consideration at the 72nd Session.

Terminating the criminal proceedings related to police violence against Roma is illegal

Published: 12 / 01 / 2015 04:49
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Centre for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa) express serious concerns about the recent decision of the Police Inspectorate of the Ministry of Interior to terminate criminal proceedings in relation to four charges and consider this decision illegal.

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).

We submitted the written comments concerning Slovakia to the UN Committee against Torture

Published: 07 / 17 / 2015 06:12
In the report we describe concrete shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in relation to Roma minority in Slovakia.

We submitted the written comments to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Published: 07 / 07 / 2015 06:30
In the joint written comments we describe a number of persisting shortcomings in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to Romani children in Slovakia.

The Court acquits police officers accused of abusing Roma boys from Luník IX

Published: 02 / 27 / 2015 09:00
The Košice District Court acquitted police officers accused of abusing Roma boys reasoning that the crime did not take place as alleged, and the prosecution thus failed to prove the abuse. The prosecutor has appealed the verdict.