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Čaplovič rejects 'award' for human rights violations

Slovak Vice-Prime Minister Dušan Čaplovič said in Bratislava on December 5 that he rejects the Award for Violating the Right to Housing that Slovakia was given this year by the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE).

"I reject such an assessment, I regard it as biased. A decent person should first visit the Government that they want to criticize. But Claude Cahn only produced a news conference, at which he blabbered so many illogical assertions, as if this Government was bearing responsibility for past decades and former governments that neglected these problems," said Čaplovič, Deputy Premier for Knowledge-Based Society, European Affairs, Human Rights and Minorities.

Čaplovič realizes that the problem of Roma housing is a serious issue, but granting such 'awards', in his opinion, flies in the face of common sense. He reiterated that this Government is interested in solving the problem. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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