The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg by its judgment in the case R.R. and R.D. v. Slovakia on 1 September 2020 ruled that Slovakia violated the rights of two injured Roma in relation to police violence during a police raid in the Roma community in Moldava nad Bodvou in 2013 in eastern Slovakia.

It ruled that the responsible state authorities violated both their right to protection from police violence and their right to an effective investigation of police violence, including an investigation into a possible racial motive as for preparing a police action.

Attorney working with our NGO represented the applicants in the proceeding befor the Court within our strategic litigation program.