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  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Slovakia: A lesson in discrimination. Segregation of Romani children in primary education in Slovakia

The joint report by Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) documents that Romani children are systemically denied their rights to education and non-discrimination in primary education in Slovakia. They are segregated in Roma-only mainstream schools or classes, or special schools and classes for children with “mild mental disabilities”. In April 2015, the European Commission (EC) launched infringement proceedings against Slovakia for breaching the prohibition of discrimination in education set out in EU law.

Date:
1 March 2017
Ref:
EUR 72/5640/2017
  • Research
  • Austria
  • EU

Europe: Dangerously disproportionate: The ever-expanding national security state in Europe - Executive Summary

Hundreds of people were killed and wounded in a spate of violent attacks in European Union (EU) states between January 2015 and December 2016. They were shot by armed men, blown up in suicide bomb attacks and deliberately run over as they walked in the street. These callous crimes did not just target individuals; they were also attacks on societies, on how people live and what people think. The need to protect people from such wanton violence is obvious and urgent.

Date:
17 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/5343/2017
  • Research
  • Austria
  • EU

Europe: Dangerously disproportionate: The ever-expanding national security state in Europe

Hundreds of people were killed and wounded in violent attacks in the European Union in 2015 and 2016. The need to protect people from such wanton violence is obvious and urgent. This report gives a bird’s eye view of the national security landscape and shows just how widespread and deep the “securitization” of Europe has become. It focuses on eight themes: states of emergency, principle of legality, right to privacy, freedom of expression, right to liberty, freedom of movement, stripping of nationality, and the prohibition on sending people to places where they risk torture.

Date:
17 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 01/5342/2017
  • Research
  • Slovakia
  • Discrimination

SLOVAKIA: SLOVAKIA IS THE SECOND MEMBER STATE TO BE SUBJECT OF AN INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURE FOR BREACH OF EU ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW

Amnesty International, the European Network Against Racism, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), and the Open Society Foundations today applauded the European Commission’s decision to initiate infringement proceedings against the Slovak Republic for breaching European Union (EU) anti-discrimination legislation.

Date:
29 April 2015
Ref:
EUR 72/1777/2015
  • Research
  • Slovakia
  • Discrimination

Slovakia must urgently investigate allegations of arbitrary use of force by police against Roma in the village of Vrbnica

Amnesty International calls on the Minister of Interior to urgently carry out a thorough investigation into the police raid targeting Romani residents in the village of Vrbnica in eastern Slovakia, carried out on 2 April. The organization learned that during the action the state police arbitrarily beat up to 19 individuals. Following the raid, 16 residents, including the mayor, filed criminal complaints against the police.

Date:
8 April 2015
Ref:
EUR 72/1403/2015
  • Research
  • Afghanistan
  • Discrimination

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 18th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 27 January – 7 February 2014

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuses and rights considered include use of excessive force; impunity; death penalty; forced eviction; the rights of displaced and Indigenous peoples and to the freedom of expression and from discrimination.

Date:
1 December 2013
Ref:
IOR 41/022/2013
  • Research
  • Afghanistan
  • Impunity

Amnesty International assessment of states’ implementation of recommendations from the previous UPR: 18th session of the UPR Working Group, 27 January – 7 February 2014

Amnesty International has assessed the extent to which 12 of the states up for review have implemented key recommendations accepted in their previous UPR in 2009. The organization strongly urges these states to pay close attention to the implementation of accepted recommendations and to address any gaps in implementation with renewed recommendations, bilateral collaboration and the sharing of good practice among states to promote and facilitate implementation at the national level leading to an improvement of the situation of human rights.

Date:
1 November 2013
Ref:
IOR 41/023/2013
  • Research
  • Slovakia
  • Children

Slovakia: Unfulfilled promises: Failing to end segregation of Roma pupils in Slovakia

Despite the acknowledgements, the political declarations and the judicial decisions denouncing school segregation of Roma, the situation of Romani children in Slovakia remains fundamentally unchanged. Thousands of Romani children around Slovakia continue to be unjustly placed in separate schools or classes within mainstream education, resulting in segregation. Their inferior education and their early introduction to humiliation and separation mark their lives for ever.

Date:
4 September 2013
Ref:
EUR 72/001/2013