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Our colleague Vanda Durbáková became a member of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

Published: 12 / 22 / 2016 11:30
In December 2016, our cooperating attorney Vanda Durbáková became a member of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.

The courts` decision in a case of school segregation of Roma children in Stara Lubovna violates the international law

Published: 12 / 22 / 2016 08:53
The District court delivered us a written judgement in an actio popularis lawsuit filed against the State represented by Ministry of Education and the city of Stara Lubovna for segregation of Roma children at the primary school in Stara Lubovna – Podsadek in Eastern Slovakia. The court dismissed the lawsuit at a hearing on 6 October 2016 and in the delivered judgment reasoned its decision. The decision is not final as we filed an appeal.     

The criminal charges have been brought in a case of police raid in a Roma settlement in Vrbnica

Published: 12 / 19 / 2016 11:47
The charges have been brought against a police officer who led a police raid against Roma in a village Vrbnica in Eastern Slovakia. Simultaneously the investigator from the Ministry of Interior´s Inspection interrupted the criminal investigation held in a case of police ill-treatment against Roma by certain police officers on the spot. The investigator reasoned his decision to interrupt the investigation in this part by the lack of sufficient evidence against police officers who allegedly used physical violence against Roma.

According to the UN CEDAW Committee Slovakia failed to provide adequate protection against discrimination to a woman after parental leave

Published: 11 / 30 / 2016 13:19
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted its View in a case of discrimination of woman from Slovakia. The affected woman claimed to be discriminated against based on her gender and marital and family status once she had been dismissed from her work place. The UN CEDAW Committee pointed to the insufficient legal protection in cases of discrimination and recommended Slovak Government to provide affected women adequate financial compensation.

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 11:47
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.

We organised the third year training for Roma activists

Published: 10 / 11 / 2016 12:25
On 29 September - 1 October 2016 we again organised a two-day training for Roma activists from Eastern Slovakia in Danišovce. The training was focused on how to promote human rights of Roma minority in their communities.

Roma women activists from local areas in Eastern Slovakia talked about violation of reproductive rights

Published: 09 / 27 / 2016 10:44
On 10th of September 2016 there was a meeting with Roma women activists, which Poradňa organises for a long period of time to support their activism. This time women met at the Vymenník in Košice.

Together with partner NGOs we submitted additional information to the UN Human Rights Committee

Published: 09 / 26 / 2016 16:25
Together with partner non-governmental organizations Center for Reproductive Rights, Citizen, Democracy and Accountability and Women`s Circles we submitted the UN Human Rights Committee a joint alternative report, which describes shortcomings in implementation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Slovakia specifically in the area of the protection of women`s reproductive rights.

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.

We organised a meeting of Roma women activists from Slovakia and Czech Republic in Herľany

Published: 08 / 23 / 2016 14:26
On 05.08. - 07.08.2016 in Herľany, we organised another meeting for Roma women activists from Slovakia and Czech Republic, who defend their rights and rights of their children.