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UN Human Rights Committee criticises Slovakia over Roma discrimination

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Slovakia to put an end to the practice of segregating Roma children in schools, according to its latest set of recommendations.

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Slovakia to put an end to the practice of segregating Roma children in schools, according to its latest set of recommendations.

The committee is urging the Slovak Government to stick to its commitments as stated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The recommendations, among other things, address the issue of discrimination against the Roma minority. "It would be appropriate for the Government to state clearly what steps have been taken to remove such serious violations of human rights," commented Barbora Černušáková of Amnesty International Slovensko, the TASR newswire reported. The committee called on Slovakia to take action immediately.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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