Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Creation of human rights committee for LGBT community in pipeline

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák on Wednesday, August 15, submitted for comments a proposal extending the statutes of the Government Council for Human Rights, Ethnic Minorities and Gender Equality, envisaging the establishment of a committee for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák on Wednesday, August 15, submitted for comments a proposal extending the statutes of the Government Council for Human Rights, Ethnic Minorities and Gender Equality, envisaging the establishment of a committee for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

The council will be established as a permanent expert body of the government's human rights council. It will address fundamental issues related to the improvement of the rights of non-heterosexuals and attempt to make state policies within this matter more effective. It should be chaired by Justice Minister Tomáš Borec, while the tasks of the committee's secretariat will be carried out by the Justice Ministry. Members of the committee will be nominated by non-governmental organisations and the state administration, the TASR newswire wrote.

The human rights committee recommended that the government set up the body on July 30. This proposal was rejected by the previous government of Iveta Radičová on May 11, 2011, when the motion failed to be passed by a single vote. Christian Democratic Movement-KDH and some Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ ministers voted against it. Lajčák does not expect that the government will encounter any problems with setting up the committee.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil