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At a meeting with the Slovak Trade Inspection, we talked about more effective identification of discrimination against Roma in access to public services

Published: 07 / 08 / 2020 13:23
We met with representatives of the Slovak Trade Inspection and discussed about discrimination against Roma in access to public services in Slovakia. 

The appeal court rules that Roma children from the town Stará Ľubovňa are not segregated in education

Published: 06 / 18 / 2020 12:13
Roma children from a primary school in Stará Ľubovňa (town district Podsadek) in Eastern Slovakia are not segregated in education despite the fact that the school is ethnically homogenous and attended only by Roma children from the nearby marginalised community. The Regional Court in Bratislava as an appeal court has confirmed it by its judgment and upheld a decision of first instance court from October 2016. The court proceeding was initiated by our NGO.

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.

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.

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).

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.

We provided information to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Published: 08 / 28 / 2019 10:30
We submitted an alternative report to the UN Commitee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights describing a number of shortcomings regarding the protection of rights of Roma minority in Slovakia.

Slovak Constitutional Court has compensated Roma, who for almost thirteen years have been unsuccessfully seeking redress for discrimination

Published: 08 / 15 / 2019 11:14
The Constitutional Court has compensated four Roma who have been unsuccessfully seeking redress for discrimination for almost thirteen years. They filed a lawsuit claiming they faced discrimination on the ground of their ethnic origin in November 2005, when they were refused to be served by the staff of local bar in a village near Vranov nad Topľou in eastern Slovakia.