Slovakia - Slovak Government Adopting the National Strategy for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Slovak Republic (PDF 235 kB)
Slovakia - Constitutional Court Rejecting a Complaint of a Roma Woman Allegedly Discriminated against in Access to Employment (PDF 140 kB)
The Constitutional Court rejected a complaint of a Roma woman who had lost her case on discrimination in access to employment before regular courts. One of the points of law contained in the Constitutional Court´s decision was interpretation of the concept of burden of proof to be used in judicial anti-discrimination proceedings that presumably contradicts the concept of burden of proof as contained in the EU equal treatment directives
On 30 October 2012, the Regional Court in Prešov upheld a first instance court decision from 5 December 2011 which stated that the Elementary School in Šarišské Micha?any violated the principle of equal treatment by putting Romani children into separate classrooms and thus committed discrimination of Romani children on the ground of their ethnicity. The courts also ordered the school to rectify the illegal situation by placing Romani children into classrooms together with children who are not of Romani origin.
Slovakia - Slovak Government Limiting the Scope of Institutional Coverage of Human Rights and Discrimination-Related Issues on National Level (PDF 71 kB)
The government of the Slovak Republic that came into power on 4 April 2012 carried out serious institutional changes that limit the scope of coverage of human rights and discrimination-related issues on national level