The Centre provides information, data, statements and analysis concerning the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Slovakia upon requests of international organizations and their agencies, international non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, other national human rights institutions and national equality bodies, as well as the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) and the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET). These outputs are provided in English.
REPORT ON THE RULE OF LAW IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
From 2020, the Centre has been publishing an annual report on the rule of law in the Slovak Republic. This Report forms part of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (ENNHRI) submission to the European Rule of Law Mechanism.
The European Rule of Law Mechanism represents an annual dialogue on the rule of law that brings together the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, as well as all EU Member States and national legislatures, civil society, and other stakeholders. It was established by the European Parliament and Council Regulation 2020/2092 of 16 December 2020 on a general conditionality regime to protect the Union’s budget.
The Centre prepares the Report on the Rule of Law in the Slovak Republic in English and submits it to the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) for reporting purposes under the European Rule of Law Mechanism.
For additional information on the role of National Human Rights Institutions in the rule of law area please visit the ENNHRI website.
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REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC UNDER THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER (REVISED)
The Centre has been preparing the Report on the Implementation of the Commitments of the Slovak Republic under the European Social Charter (revised) annually since 2021. This Report is prepared in line with Articles 23 (1) and 27 (2) of the European Social Charter for the needs of the European Committee of Social Rights under the Council of Europe’s monitoring mechanism that evaluates the contracting States’ compliance with the Charter’s provisions.
Articles 21 to 29 of the European Social Charter regulate the reporting system. Within the framework of this reporting system, states parties of the European Social Charter, including the Slovak Republic, submit an annual report on the implementation of the selected articles of the European Social Charter in legislation and practice. The state’s classification with groups 1 – 4 determines the content of the national report, which also depends on whether the state has ratified the provision of the European Social Charter on collective complaints.
The Centre prepares the Report on the Implementation of the Selected Commitments of the Slovak Republic under the European Social Charter in English for the needs of the European Committee of Social Rights.
For more information on monitoring the implementation of the European Social Charter and the European Committee of Social Rights please visit the Council of Europe website.
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MONITORING AND REPORTING ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE WITHIN THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW IN THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a UN mechanism for monitoring States’ compliance with their human rights obligations. It is a unique process that involves a periodic peer review of the human rights records of all 193 United Nations Member States.
In 2018, within the 3rd cycle of UPR, the Centre issued its Submission to the UN Human Rights Council highlighting shortcomings related to the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, strengthening of the Centre in line with the Paris Principles and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In the submission, the Centre also addressed recommendations concerning discrimination against members of Roma communities, extremism, racism and intolerance. The Centre later presented its position to representatives of the permanent missions of states to the UN in Geneva and selected foreign embassies accredited in the Slovak Republic.
In the third cycle of the UPR, the Slovak Republic received 195 recommendations, of which it accepted 176. The Centre continuously monitors the national implementation of the accepted recommendations. In 2021, under the voluntary mid-term reporting mechanism, the Slovak Republic submitted a mid-term report on the status of implementation of the recommendations from the third cycle of UPR. The Centre has prepared an alternative report, which also serves as a baseline for monitoring the situation in the selected areas for the ongoing fourth cycle of the UPR.
For more information on the UPR process please read the website of the UN Office of the High Commissioner.