WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE AND CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, CONCERNING SLOVAKIA (For Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child for the consideration at its 72nd Session 17 May - 3 June 2016) Cover Image

WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE AND CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, CONCERNING SLOVAKIA (For Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child for the consideration at its 72nd Session 17 May - 3 June 2016)
WRITTEN COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE AND CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, CONCERNING SLOVAKIA (For Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child for the consideration at its 72nd Session 17 May - 3 June 2016)

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Education, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Social differentiation, Studies in violence and power, Health and medicine and law, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Slovakia; Roma; human rights; children; rights of the child; police treatment; harassment; water and sanitation; education; discrimination; health care; segregation; Romani girls; sterilisation;
Summary/Abstract: The Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa pre občianske a ľudské práva, hereinafter also referred to as „Poradňa“) and the European Roma Rights Centre (hereinafter also referred to as “ERRC”) hereby jointly submit this report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (hereinafter also referred to as “Committee”) for the consideration at its 72nd Session (17 May 2016 – 03 June 2016). The report provides updates on the issues disproportionately impacting Romani children in Slovakia, which were brought to the attention of the Committee before its 72nd Pre-sessional Working Group, including: - police ill-treatment and harassment; - Q access to water and sanitation; - discrimination of Romani children in education; - segregation of Romani patients, including children, in hospitals; - the practice of sterilisation of Romani girls without parental and informed consent. The report we submitted to the Committee for the Pre-sessional Working Group included also chapters on discriminatory legislation, adequate standard of living and Romani children in institutional care. However, the submitting NGOs have not registered updates in relation to them that is why they are not included in this alternative report although the violations described in these areas still persist and we request the Committee to consider them during the constructive dialogue with Slovak representatives during the Session.

  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English