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Slovak Republic: urgent need to address human rights of Roma and adopt an intergenerational approach

15/07/2024 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, calls for emergency interventions to address the dreadful housing conditions of thousands of Roma, following his visit to the Slovak Republic from 8 to 12 July. The Commissioner engaged extensively with Roma communities to...

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Letter

Slovak Republic: new draft laws risk having a chilling effect on civil society and interfering with independence of public service media

14/05/2024 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Deputy Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Parliament) and several Committee chairpersons, published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, expresses concerns about the compatibility of two draft laws...

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Letter

Slovak Parliament has a historic opportunity to deliver justice to victims of forced sterilisation

12/06/2023 Strasbourg

Discussions about a compensation mechanism for victims of forced sterilisation in the Slovak Republic offer “a historic opportunity to finally address this long-standing injustice”, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, says in a letter to the Slovak Parliament,...

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Letter

Slovak Republic: Parliamentarians should reject a bill undermining trans people’s human rights and ensure equality for LGBTI people

25/04/2023 Strasbourg

“Parliamentarians in the Slovak Republic should reject a bill that would effectively prevent trans people from having their gender identity legally recognised. This legislation would put the Slovak Republic in conflict with its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights,” said the...

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Missions to the Czech Republic, Hungary Poland, Romania and Slovakia

Commissioner urges more coordinated efforts by all member states to meet the humanitarian needs and protect the human rights of people fleeing the war in Ukraine

24/03/2022 Strasbourg

“All member states should strengthen their efforts to coordinate – both at domestic and European levels – and scale up support for the response to the humanitarian and human rights needs of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Medium and long-term planning is urgently needed to ensure...

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Letter

Slovak Republic: Parliament should reject bill that restricts access to safe and legal abortion services

19/10/2021 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published a letter she had sent to the National Council of the Slovak Republic in which she raises concerns about a draft law currently under discussion that would introduce restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion services. For the third time in three years, the...

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Letter

Slovak Republic: the government should deliver justice to victims of forced sterilisation through a compensation mechanism

19/07/2021 Strasbourg

In a letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic, published today, the Commissioner calls on the government to set up a mechanism to ensure prompt and effective access to reparations for victims of forced or coercive sterilisation. This is a long-standing...

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Letter

Commissioner urges the Slovak Parliament to reject bill which would further restrict women’s access to their sexual and reproductive health and rights

10/09/2020 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published a letter in which she raises concerns about a draft law currently under discussion in the National Council of the Slovak Republic which would introduce restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion services. The letter was sent on 7 September to the Speaker of...

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Letter

Commissioner calls on Slovak parliament to reject retrogressive measures on access to safe and legal abortion care

26/11/2019 Strasbourg

The Commissioner published a letter sent to the National Council of the Slovak Republic today, in which she calls on the National Council of the Slovak Republic to reject a legislative proposal which would restrict existing access to safe and legal abortion care. The tabled proposal would...

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Country visit

Slovak Republic: adopt a bolder approach to ensure inclusive education and strengthen the safety of journalists

16/03/2018 Bratislava

Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, concluded a visit to the Slovak Republic which focused on inclusive education of children with disabilities and Roma children. At the same time, since the visit took place shortly after the murder of investigative...

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* On 16 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted a decision by which the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe, after 26 years of membership.
** All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.