The appeal court confirmed the illegal education of Romani children in special classes at a primary school in Hermanovce. The state authority also bears responsibility
Three Romani children from the village of Hermanovce were illegally educated at a local primary school in special classes for children with mild intellectual disabilities. The Regional Court in Prešov as an appeal court has finally ruled in its judgment, a written copy of which was delivered to the complainants this week. It confirmed the judgment of the Prešov District Court of November 2021. In addition to the school and the sued centre for special pedagogic counselling, the appeal court also confirmed the liability of the Ministry of Education for discriminating against the complainants. This is the first ever final decision of the Slovak courts in favour of Romani children who were illegally educated in the special education system in Slovakia.