PhDr. Silvia Porubänová
Silvia Porubänová studied Sociology at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is in charge of all work at the Centre, including professional activities in their entirety, as well as personnel, fiscal and internal matters of the institution. Her favorite human rights issues include equal opportunities, gender equality and the Agenda 2030.
Jana Bubničová obtained a degree from the Secondary Vocational School of Commerce and Business. She provides organisational, technical and administrative support to the Centre and assists the Executive Director.
Michal Cenkner graduated with a third degree in civil law at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Within the extent of the Centre’s statutory mandate, he assures efficiency in the supply of legal services to the clients.
Kamila Černáková obtained her Master’s degree in Aesthetics from the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava. After graduation, she worked in a library, where she learnt the fundamentals of marketing and editing while interacting with customers. She has been with the Centre since 2018 and is in charge of administering the website, social media, as well as creating graphics for brochures and other publications. She works with colleagues to create campaigns and communicate the importance of protecting and respecting human rights.
Barbora Daňková graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, where she earned her Master’s degree. She is in charge of handling complaints, providing legal support to victims of discrimination, preparing expert opinions and conducting independent investigations in cases involving non-compliance with the principle of equal treatment at the Centre. Her favorite topics are economic and social justice.
Tomáš Földes received his Master’s degree in Law at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from the Comenius University in Bratislava, with a specialization in the pedagogy of the emotionally and socially disturbed persons. He is now a lecturer at the Centre, where he is in charge of raising awareness and education on human rights and the principle of equal treatment across Slovakia. He plans and contributes to the development of the Centre’s training techniques for professionals, children and youth. Currently, he represents the Centre in a number of working groups and committees within the Government’s advisory organisations. He has been working in the field of human rights for about 17 years, 15 of which at the Centre, and thus admires human rights in all its complexities. The principles of equality, inalienability, non-derogability, non-retroactivity, inalienability, and inalienability of human rights are vital to him.
Lucia Gandžalová studied Law at the Faculty of Law of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. She is primarily responsible for providing legal aid to clients, handling complaints and preparing expert opinions. Her favorite human rights issues are mostly civil, political and cultural rights.
Mgr. Michal Horváth
Lecturer in charge of the lecturing team
Michal Horváth graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Trnava. He is in charge of managing the lecturers and coordinating training activities. Mobbing, workplace bullying, bossing, non-discrimination, extremism, safety in the use of social networks and cyberbullying are among the areas of human rights in which he is most involved.
Radka Kočanová obtained her Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Trnava. She delivers trainings on human rights and non-discrimination. Her favorite topics include, in particular, the rights of the child.
Lýdia Konôpková obtained her degree in general economics from the Business Academy in Bratislava. She is in charge of the Centre’s finances, budget and payroll.
Andrea Maliňáková studied Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trnava. At the Centre, she works as a lawyer and she is committed to the protection of the vulnerable. Andrea is in charge of giving legal advice to clients.
Anna Máriássyová graduated in geography from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is in charge of research in the field of human rights. The right to human dignity is one of her favorite issues.
Katarína Medľová obtained her Master’s degree in European Studies from the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the Comenius University in Bratislava, as well as an M.A. in Human Rights from the Central European University in Budapest. She is in charge of the Centre’s external relations efforts, which include cooperation, human rights monitoring, and reporting to the UN and the Council of Europe. Women’s rights, LGBTI rights, and disability rights are among the human rights issues she is the most passionate about, as well as civil society and human rights defenders.
Marian Mesároš graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Marian is in charge of handling complaints concerning discrimination and the respect for fundamental rights and freedoms. His favorite human rights issues include socio-economic rights, particularly the right to work and the right to an education.
Bogdana Micovčinová graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava and received her LL.M. from the Lund University in Sweden, where she studied International Human Rights Law. She is in charge of providing legal aid to clients, handling complaints and preparing expert opinions. Her favorite human rights issues are minority rights, women’s rights, and, in particular, the right to self-determination.
Veronika Michelčíková obtained her Master’s degree from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is in charge of providing legal advice to victims of discrimination and intolerance, as well as preparing expert opinions and legal analyses in cases of the alleged discrimination. Her favorite human rights problems are gender equality and the right to human dignity.
In 2010, Miroslava Novodomcová graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Trnava. She is in charge of providing legal advice to clients, delivering human rights training to children and adults, and representing the Centre in the Gender Equality Working Group of Equinet. Her favorite human rights issue is non-discrimination.
Lilla Ozoráková studied at several universities. She earned her B.A. degree in International Relations from Webster Vienna Private University in Austria, a Bachelor and Master of Law degree from the Comenius University, and an LL.M. from Universiteit Leiden, where she completed her postgraduate studies in Public International Law. She is responsible for the Centre’s external relations in line with its status of a national human rights institution and equality body, monitoring implementation of international human rights conventions, promoting harmonization of national legislation and policies with international human rights standards, and for cooperation of the Centre with the UN a regional human rights organizations. Her favorite topics include access to justice, the right to fair trial, the rights of victims of crime, the right to liberty and security, the rights of children and the elderly, the right to education and environmental protection.
Zuzana Pavlíčková graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava with a Master’s degree. She completed a six-month study visit at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, focusing on the law of international organizations and human rights. She received her LL.M. in International Law and European Public Law with specialization in Access to Justice from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
At the Centre, she is responsible for monitoring compliance with human rights and fundamental freedoms, monitoring the compliance of national laws and policies with international human rights standards, cooperation and communication with key international organizations and stakeholder at national and international level. Her most popular human rights issues include access to justice for vulnerable persons, gender equality, LGBT rights, the right to education, and the impact of business activities on human rights.
Jakub Popík studied European Studies at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava before completing his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. He was admitted to the postgraduate Master’s degree at the Inter-University Centre in Venice, which he finished in 2016 with the E.MA – European Master of Human Rights and Democratization. At the Centre, he is primarily responsible for the dramaturgy, production and technical preparation of the podcast NoPráve, as well as drafting of press releases, media statements, social media content and online content. He is also in charge of liaising with key players from civil society, media, and education, as well as “scouting” for news about discrimination and human rights breaches. His favorite topics are freedom of expression, extremism, and religious freedom, as well as harm reduction, systematic racism and access to education.
Nina Szabová obtained her Master’s degree in the Slovak language, literature, and history. She is in charge of human rights training, not only in the regions. Her favorite subjects are liberty, equality, fraternity, and, of course, sisterhood.
Michaela Ujházyová obtained her doctoral degree in systematic philosophy from the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts Comenius of the University in Bratislava. She works as a researcher and is in charge of human rights research. She believes it is critical to focus on the fulfilment of obligations in the area of economic and social rights, as well as, in the context of the climate crisis, on environmental rights and the impact of climate change on people who have limited options for adapting their way of life and ensuring their comfort, i.e. low-income households.
Radka Vicenová completed her doctoral studies at the Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava. She works on analytical and research initiatives focusing on human rights in Slovakia as a member of the Centre’s research team. Her favorite human rights issues are the right to fair treatment, human dignity and the freedom of thought.
Zuzana Vlčeková obtained the Law and Legal science degree from the Charles University in Prague. She is in charge of providing legal aid to victims of prejudice and conducting independent investigations of discrimination. Her favorite areas of human rights are those that protect the vulnerable.