Human Rights Comment
There is a growing trend in Europe and beyond towards granting same-sex couples legal recognition for their relationships, which confers certain specific protections. The first country to provide “registered partnerships” was Denmark in 1989, while The Netherlands was first to adopt same-sex...
Human Rights Comment
The Shoah stands out as one of the defining moments of history that has shaped the conscience of mankind. It is unique in its roots, implementation and envisioned totality. During my mandate as Commissioner for Human Rights, I have attended a number of ceremonies of commemoration of the victims...
Read the report “Slovakia has to step up its efforts aimed at combating and eradicating discrimination in law and practice, and take effective measures to improve the protection of Roma, persons with disabilities and LGBTI persons,” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for...
Visit to Slovak Republic
Slovakia should set ambitious targets for the social inclusion of Roma and persons with disabilities
“Although Slovakia has taken important measures to advance its human rights agenda, much more ambitious targets need to be set for eradicating the social exclusion and marginalisation of Roma and persons with disabilities. Also much more should be done to reinforce the effectiveness of the...
Strasbourg, 20/12/11 – "Concrete action to counter anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma must be given priority by the authorities of Slovakia" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing today his report following a visit to Slovakia carried out...
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Rudolf Chmel, Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities, Slovakia CommDH(2011)45 / 20 December 2011 Reply from Mr Rudolf Chmel, Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities, Slovakia, to...
Report by Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to Slovakia (20 December 2011) CommDH(2011)42 / 20 December 2011
Letter addressed to Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, of Emil Kuchár, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe CommDH(2009)24 / 05 June 2009
Strasbourg, 04.04.2008 - The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will discuss the human rights situation in Slovakia with national authorities and non governmental organisations (NGOs) during a three-day contact visit starting on Tuesday 8 April. Discussions will...
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