Our achievements

  • we provided legal representation, free of charge, to aggrieved individuals in criminal court proceedings largely covered by media in the case of torture of Roma boys from the suburb Luník IX at the Police station in Košice in 2009;
  • we provided legal representation, free of charge, to aggrieved individuals in criminal proceedings also largely covered by the media in the cases of police raids in Moldava nad Bodvou (2013) and in Vrbnica (2015);
  • we provided legal representation to dozens of individuals who claimed to be the victims of police violence; and to many others, we provided legal advice;
  • after exhausting all available domestic legal remedies, we filed on behalf of agreeved individuals a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg;
  • we published an analysis, which describes the main principles of a investigation in case of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, pointed out shortcomings in this field in Slovakia and suggested necessary changes;
  • we published a critical opinion (in Slovak only), in which, based on our experience in practice, we described functional failings in a function of an inspection of the Ministry of Interior, in charge of the investigation in cases of police violence;
  • we provided information to international institutions of the UN or the Council of Europe concerning the limits in the field of protection from the Police violence.