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Slovakia violated human rights convention in 21 cases in 2012

Slovakia was ruled to have violated the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in 21 out of 46 rulings in cases stemming from legal action taken against the country at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg in 2012. This was according to a report on the activities of the Slovak representative at the ECHR, which was drafted by the Justice Ministry and acknowledged by the cabinet on Wednesday, April 3.

Slovakia was ruled to have violated the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in 21 out of 46 rulings in cases stemming from legal action taken against the country at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg in 2012. This was according to a report on the activities of the Slovak representative at the ECHR, which was drafted by the Justice Ministry and acknowledged by the cabinet on Wednesday, April 3.

Two cases were decided exclusively in Slovakia's favour, the TASR newswire wrote. While the court ruled ten cases to be unacceptable, nine were concluded by means of settlements between the parties involved. One case was cleared from the court's agenda on the grounds that the plaintiff repeatedly failed to provide a statement. In addition, the report shows that roughly the same number of complaints was filed against Slovakia at the court in 2012 as in 2011. While there were 531 complaints in 2012, the year before saw 553.

The post of Slovak representative at the European Court of Human Rights is held by Marica Pirošíková, who was nominated by the government along with two other candidates to run in an election for the post of Slovak judge at the ECHR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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