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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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Statement

Slovenia: Commissioner concerned about adoption of amendments to Aliens Act that violate human rights

27/01/2017 Strasbourg

“While the latest legislative revisions introduce an individualised identification procedure, I remain concerned that the amendments to the Slovenian Aliens Act adopted yesterday violate Slovenia’s international human rights obligations, as I stated in my recent letter to the President of the...

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Letter

Slovenia: Parliament must ensure that legislative reform on migrants complies with human rights obligations

17/01/2017 Strasbourg

“Slovenian parliamentarians should reject amendments to the Aliens Act that are contrary to international human rights and refugee protection standards by which Slovenia is bound”, said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a letter addressed to...

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Justice has to be done for all the erased

Delo (Slovenia), 19/10/2013 Twenty two years have passed since the erasure of more than 25 000 persons from the Slovene Register of Permanent Residents, a decision which caused serious violations of human rights and grave suffering of the individuals concerned and their families. As a result, the...

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Slovenia : Justice has to be done for all the erased

[Strasbourg, 19/10/2013 09:30] – Twenty two years have passed since the erasure of more than 25 000 persons from the Slovene Register of Permanent Residents, a decision which caused serious violations of human rights and grave suffering of the individuals concerned and their families. As a...

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Letter to the Prime Minister of Slovenia

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Mr Janez Janša CommDH(2013)3 / 29 January 2013 Reply from the Minister of the Interior, Mr Vinko Gorenak, to Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH/GovRep(2013)1 / 29...

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Slovenia: The human rights violations suffered by the ‘erased’ still not fully redressed

[29/01/2013 09:30] "The "erasure" of thousands of people from the Register of Permanent Residents of Slovenia in 1992 continues to adversely affect the human rights of many ‘erased' persons. The Slovenian government should step up its efforts and provide adequate reparation to all victims" said...

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Letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Borut Pahor, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia CommDH(2011)23 / 07 June 2011 Reply of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr Borut Pahor, to the letter of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights...

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Slovenia – "Further efforts to improve the human rights of Roma and 'erased' persons needed"

[07/06/11 9:30] "I welcome the positive measures aimed at improving the human rights of Roma and their access to housing, education and employment." Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has released a letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of...

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The Commissioner discusses children’s rights, the situation of Roma and the erased with the Slovenian authorities

[09/10/2009] Commissioner Hammarberg visited Slovenia from 6 to 7 October for high-level talks on children's rights, the situation of Roma people and that of the so called "erased" (persons from former Yugoslavia who were removed in 1992 from the country's permanent residence registry following...

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