The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has called on the Slovak Government to adopt a number of measures to improve the protection of the human rights of Roma minority in Slovakia. Discrimination against Roma – including segregation – persists in many areas of life, it said, and the Government should significantly increase its efforts to eradicate it. Among other things, it called on the government to urgently compensate forcibly sterilized Roma women.