Commissioner highlights key steps to better respect the rights of victims and deal with the past in the region of the former Yugoslavia
In her letters to the Prime Ministers of the Council of Europe member states in the region of the former Yugoslavia, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, recommends specific steps to be taken to deal with the violent past and move more resolutely toward social...
“The financial and administrative harassment of civil society activists in Slovenia must stop immediately,” said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović. “Demanding that peaceful demonstrators reimburse the costs for policing unregistered public assemblies is...
“The apology extended today by Slovenian President Borut Pahor on behalf of the state and himself to the “erased”, 30 years after their removal from the official residence registry, is a welcome and meaningful step. It helps remedy past wrongs, foster reconciliation and prevent similar human...
In a Memorandum published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, calls on the Slovenian authorities to put a stop to the marked deterioration of freedom of expression and of the media in the country. The Commissioner warns that some steps taken by the...
Commissioner calls on Slovenia’s Prime Minister to ensure that the decision to suspend public funding for the country’s Press Agency be reversed
In a letter published today, the Commissioner calls on Slovenia's Prime Minister, Mr Janez Janša, to ensure that the government’s decision to suspend public funding for the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) be reversed. "The suspension of public funding may seriously hamper STA's work, possibly even...
Slovenia: More should be done to ensure that Roma, migrants and those in poverty are not left behind
During his visit in Slovenia from 20 to 23 March, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, examined the situation of Roma, migrants and asylum seekers and of the increasing number of people living in poverty in the country. He stressed the centrality of human rights...
Slovenia: Commissioner concerned about adoption of amendments to Aliens Act that violate human rights
“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...
Slovenia: Parliament must ensure that legislative reform on migrants complies with human rights obligations
“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...
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...
"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 Nils Muižnieks,...
"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 Slovenia, Borut Pahor,...
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...
Follow-up report on Slovenia: Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. 2003-2005 CommDH(2006)8 / 29 March 2006
Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Slovenia (11-14 May 2003) CommDH(2003)11 / 15 October 2003
Letter addressed to Mr Janez Janša, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the situation of Roma in Ambrus CommDH(2006)22 / 22 November 2006
In the aftermath of the recent removal of a 31-member Roma community in the Slovenian village of Ambrus, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg spoke to the Slovenian public television RTV about the situation of Roma in Europe. The Commissioner said trends are worsening across Europe as an estimated half...
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