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27 Apr 2012
‘UNHCR’ reports on its website that a group of 15 Afghan refugee women at risk have been flown from Iran with their dependents to an evacuation transit centre in Slovakia ahead of onward resettlement. The three grandmothers and 12...
07 Mar 2012
‘Romea’ reports that the stereotype that Romani people in particular are drawing welfare benefit in Slovakia has now been refuted by a World Bank report commissioned by the Slovak Labor Ministry. Bank experts claim that as many as 62 %...
17 Jan 2012
‘IPS News’ reports that a school in Slovakia has defended its decision to segregate Roma children from other students after a court ruled the practice breached equal rights laws. The headmistress of the primary school said Roma children...
21 Dec 2011
‘New Europe’ reports that Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg, following the release of his report concerning a visit to Slovakia said that “Concrete action to counter anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma must be given...
24 Nov 2011
‘The Slovak Spectator’ reports that according to a new strategy which is being prepared by the Office of the Government Proxy for Roma Communities, the new action plan for integrating Roma into Slovak society should be focused on...
08 Sep 2011
‘The Slovak Spectator’ published a report from TASR newswire, which reported that the Office of the Government Proxy for Roma Communities introduced its national strategy ‘Roma Inclusion 2005-2015’, whose main aim is to eliminate...
08 Apr 2011
The ‘Slovak Spectator’ reports that four Somali and Afghani refugees aged 15 and 16 were detained by Slovak border police. The Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family will place them in a centre for unaccompanied minors. None of...
02 Sep 2010
Amnesty International reports on its website that it has urged the Slovak government to immediately end the segregation of Romani children in the country’s education system. In a briefing to the Slovak government, Steps to end segregation in...
11 Aug 2010
Amnesty International released a statement welcoming the Slovak government’s programme that should eliminate segregation in education on ethnic lines. However it noted that it also has to address the institutional failure to enforce existing...
10 Aug 2010
‘Radio Slovakia’ reports that Roma NGOs criticized the newly elected government for not being clear on their plans for the Roma community and that they have not consulted with them so far. Also, the task of coordination has been...

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