Our NGO calls on the Slovak Parliament to address the shortcomings of the currently negotiated draft law on compensation for illegally sterilized women
These days the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Slovak parliament) is negotiating in the second reading the draft law on compensation of persons sterilized in violation of the law. Its aim is to compensate women who were illegally sterilised between 1966 and 2004 without providing informed consent. However, our NGO points out that the current draft has a number of serious flaws. We argue the many women affected are unlikely to ever obtain compensation if these are not removed. A similar call has already been sent to Parliament by the national anti-discrimination body and by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.