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Slovakia: Written Submissions on Behalf of the Intervener to the European Court of Human Rights Between: M.H. and Others (Applicants) and Slovakia (Respondent) and Amnesty International (Intervener) Application No 14099/18

, Index number: EUR 72/9796/2019

This case concerns an obligation to carry out an effective investigation into allegations of discriminatory ill-treatment as required by the procedural aspect of Article 3 in conjunction with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’). Amnesty International provides legal arguments that persistent failure to ensure equal rights of Roma amounts to a barrier in adequate investigation of hate crimes. Based on an analysis of EU law, the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU, Inter American Court of Human Rights and domestic jurisdictions in Europe, Amnesty International argues that structural characteristics of discrimination are evidence of breach of ECHR.

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