European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI’s Round Table in Slovenia
White Hall of the Grand Hotel Union
Ljubljana, Tuesday 14 October 2003

PROGRAMME

9:30 – 9:45

OPENING

 

Opening Address

Welcome and introductory statements by Ms Alenka PUHAR, Vice-Chair of ECRI and by the Moderator of the morning session of the Round Table Mr Matjaž HANŽEK, Human Rights Ombudsman

9:45 – 10:45 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON SLOVENIA

9:45 – 10:00

Introduction to ECRI’s work

by Ms Claudia SCIOTTI, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

10:00 – 10:15

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Slovenia

by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

10:15 – 10:45

Discussion: open to the floor

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 1:00 THEME II – NATIONAL LEGISLATION TO COMBAT RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – THE WAY FORWARD

11:00 – 11:15

ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation No.7 on national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination,

by Ms Claudia SCIOTTI, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

11:15 – 11:30

Recent developments in the field of anti-discrimination legislation in Slovenia,

by Ms Vera KLOPČIČ, Researcher

11:30 – 11:45

The setting up of a national specialised body in combating racism,

by Mr Jernej ROVŠEK, Deputy Human Rights Ombudsman

11:45 – 1:00

Discussion: open to the floor

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch break

2:30 – 4:15 THEME III – WELCOMING YOUR NEIGHBOUR - EX-YUGOSLAV MINORITY GROUPS IN SLOVENIA

2:30 – 2:45

The situation of ex-Yugoslav minority groups in Slovenia,

by Ms Vera KRZISNIK BUKIC, Researcher

2:45 - 3:00

Promoting an inclusive society in Slovenia,

by Mr Jurij ZALETEL, Office for Immigration and Refugees

3:00 – 4:15

Discussion: open to the floor

4:15 – 4:30

Coffee Break

4:30 – 5:30 THEME IV – RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE

4:30 – 4:40

Racism and xenophobia in Slovenia,

by Mr Srečo DRAGOŠ, University of Ljubljana

4:40 – 4:50

The media and the fight against racism and intolerance,

by Mr Matevž KRIVIC, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court

4:50 – 5:30

Discussion: open to the floor

5:30 – 6:00

Conclusions of the Round Table

 

Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator of the afternoon session Ms Alenka PUHAR, Vice-Chair of ECRI