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Human Rights Comment

Access to registered same-sex partnerships: it’s a question of equality

21/02/2017 Strasbourg

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...

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Why remembering the Holocaust is a human rights imperative

18/10/2016 Strasbourg

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...

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Visit report

Slovakia: Roma, LGBTI persons, and persons with disabilities need more protection

13/10/2015 Strasbourg

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...

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Visit to Slovak Republic

Slovakia should set ambitious targets for the social inclusion of Roma and persons with disabilities

19/06/2015 Bratislava

“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...

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Slovakia: “Segregation and anti-Gypsyism at the core of Roma exclusion”

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...

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Letter to the Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities of Slovak Republic

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...

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Report on visit to Slovak Republic

Report by Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to Slovakia (20 December 2011) CommDH(2011)42 / 20 December 2011

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Letter to the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe

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

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Commissioner Hammarberg on official visit to Slovakia

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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Follow-up report on the Slovak Republic

Follow-up report on the Slovak Republic: Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. 2001-2005 CommDH(2006)5 / 29 March 2006

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