Slovakia: Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 94th Session, 20 November- 8 December 2017

The submission outlines concerns that Amnesty International has with respect to Slovakia’s compliance with the Convention based on the organization’s most recent research. In particular, the submission highlights concerns with respect to the persistent and systemic discrimination and racial segregation of Romani children in relation to access to education. This manifests itself in various forms: separation and segregation of Romani children in Roma-only mainstream schools and classes as well as overwhelming overrepresentation of Romani children in “special” schools and classes for children with “mild mental disabilities”.

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