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Czech Republic: The Chamber of Deputies should seize the opportunity to deliver justice to victims of forced sterilisations

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Strasbourg 29/09/2020
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Czech Republic: The Chamber of Deputies should seize the opportunity to deliver justice to victims of forced sterilisations

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, made public today, the Commissioner invites parliamentarians to ensure that the consideration of the bill on the compensation of victims of forced and coercive sterilisations extends beyond the first reading and that a fair and adequate mechanism for compensation can be established quickly.

The Commissioner writes that the bill on the compensation of victims of forced and coercive sterilisations, which were particularly carried out on Roma women, provides an important opportunity for elected representatives in the Czech Republic to address this historic injustice. This bill may present a last opportunity to deliver justice to the victims and this opportunity should not be wasted”, she adds.