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Slovak Human Rights Centre notes no improvement in court delays

Although no significant human rights violations took place in Slovakia last year, delays in court proceedings could be labelled as chronic infringements of human rights, the executive director of the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights (SNSLP), Anna Zachová, told the TASR newswire on Monday, June 22. "A court dispute lasting six or seven years is not a rare thing. The Centre points to this fact in each of its reports, but unfortunately they (delays) continue to be the case. No improvement (over the past three years) at all has been achieved in this issue," she said while presenting the Centre's report on human rights in Slovakia.

Although no significant human rights violations took place in Slovakia last year, delays in court proceedings could be labelled as chronic infringements of human rights, the executive director of the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights (SNSLP), Anna Zachová, told the TASR newswire on Monday, June 22.

"A court dispute lasting six or seven years is not a rare thing. The Centre points to this fact in each of its reports, but unfortunately they (delays) continue to be the case. No improvement (over the past three years) at all has been achieved in this issue," she said while presenting the Centre's report on human rights in Slovakia.

On the other hand, she praised the extension of the scope of the Anti-Discrimination Act on to ban discrimination based on age. According to Zachová, Slovakia is a standard democratic country that cherishes and fulfils obligations stemming from the country's membership in international organisations.

"This is also attested to by the fact that Slovakia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2008," she noted. TASR

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