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Written Comments to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

Poradna  submitted the written comments to the European Committee for the Prevention of  Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT). The written comments provide actual information on occurrence of police ill-treatment against Roma minority during arrest or while in custodial detention and describe deficiencies in investigation processof such cases in Slovakia.

Written comments can be downloaded here: (PDF, 119 KB)

Poradna`s lawyer rewarded with the ‘Woman of Courage’ prize

Our colleague, attorney in law Vanda Durbáková was rewarded with the ‘Woman of Courage’ prize that was given to her by the US Embassy in Slovakia.

The media release is available here (Slovak Spectator news)

CERD: Slovakia must significantly improve efforts to fight discrimination of Roma

Poradna in co-operation with other Slovak NGOs issued joint press release regarding the recent Concluding observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Slovakia which point out the ongoing substantial shortcomings in fighting racism and racial discrimination in Slovakia. The Committee encourages the Slovak government to effectively fulfil its international obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) to which it is a State party.

Press release can be downloaded here: (PDF, 127 KB)

Written Comments to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial discrimination

Poradna in co-operation with NGO People in Need Slovak republic submitted the Written comments to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. These written comments focus on violations of the rights of Roma minority in Slovakia under the particular articles of the International Convention on the Elimination All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Written comments can be downloaded here: (PDF, 236 KB)

Poradna Rewarded with the 2012 French Republic’s Human Rights Prize

On 10 December 2012, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradna) received the French Republic´s Human Rights Prize, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, for its human rights protection work in Slovakia. Poradna is the first NGO from the post-communist Central Europe to receive the prize.

The press release can be downloaded here: (PDF, 261 KB) and in French here: (PDF, 201 KB)

European Court Again Ruled Against Slovakia in Case of Forced Sterilization – Third Time in a Year

Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradna) announced the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of I.G. and Others vs. Slovakia, in which forcibly sterilized Romani women sought compensations for their involuntary sterilization in the Slovak Hospital. It is the third decision of the European court condemning illegal sterilization.

The press release can be downloaded here: (PDF, 67 KB)

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