The National Centre for Human Rights recently published its report on “The observance of Human Rights including the principle of equal treatment in the Slovak Republic for the year 2016”.
Observance of Human Rights
Based on its mandate, the Centre monitors and evaluates the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the principle of equal treatment, in the Slovak Republic. Pursuant to Article 1 para. 4 of the Act on Establishment of the Centre, the Centre annually prepares and publishes, by 30 April, Report on the Observance of Human Rights including the Principle of Equal Treatment in the Slovak Republic (HR Report).
Rights of Roma, Freedom of expression, disabilities persons, violence against women and right of the elderly
The HR Report for 2016 covers the major and the most sensitive human rights issues being tackled in Slovakia in the previous year including, inter alia: the rights of Roma, freedom of expression and extremism, the rights of persons with disabilities, the rights of the elderly, violence against women, temporary compensatory measures or the right to education.
57 targeted recommendations
The aim of the HR Report is to provide an objective, true and current picture of the human rights situation in the Slovak Republic in the previous year with regards to the monitored areas and provide recommendations to support more effective protection and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Centre addressed a wide range of relevant stakeholders, including public bodies, public institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the area of human rights with request for information required to evaluate accurately the human rights situation in Slovakia. The Report also includes the list of 57 targeted recommendations addressed to various Slovak stakeholders.