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06
Jul

The Centre submitted its alternative report to the European Committee of Social Rights

For the second time, the Centre prepared an alternative report on the implementation of the European Social Charter (Revised). The alternative report was prepared in accordance with Art. 23 (1) and Art. 27 (2) of the European Social Charter for the review of the European Committee of Social Rights, which decides whether the national situations comply with the Charter.

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Ilustračná fotka
21
Jun

We published the Report on the Observance of Human Rights for the Year 2021

The aim of the 2021 Human Rights Report is to provide the public with a comprehensive assessment of the status of selected human rights and fundamental freedoms in Slovakia and at the same time formulate recommendations for improving the protection and implementation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The year 2021 continued to be marked by the COVID-19 pandemic which had a significant impact on the level of protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms. In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, several criteria determine the content of the 2021 Human Rights Report. It includes topics which have shown deficiencies in practice or have aggravated problems that the Centre has been addressing systematically and for a long time.

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02
May

Meeting with Special Representative of the Secretary General Leyla Kayacik

As part of official visit to Slovakia, we welcomed the delegation of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees , Leyla Kayacik. The Special Representative held talks with Executive Director Silvia Porubänová and legal officers from the department of policy and international relations Zuzana Pavlíčková and Katarína Medľová. We discussed the main challenges in protecting and supporting the rights of people fleeing to Slovakia from war in Ukraine. 

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Within our mandate, we monitor and assess observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms. We publish our findings in regular reports, specifically the Report on the Observance of Human Rights, including the principle of equal treatment, in alternative reports as well as in opinions and submitted to the United Nations or other stakeholders.

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