Slovakia: Unlock their future: End the segregation of Romani children in Slovakia’s schools

Index Number: EUR 72/004/2010

Thousands of Romani children across Slovakia remain trapped in substandard education as a result of widespread discrimination and a school system that keeps failing them. Entrenched anti-Roma attitudes within the education system have led to a situation in which Romani children are sometimes literally locked into separate classrooms to prevent them from mixing with non-Roma pupils. In this document Amnesty International urges the Slovakian government to include legal and policy provisions that define segregation and to introduce adequate support measures in order to promote truly inclusive education.

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