Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

UN Committee concerned over situation of Roma in Slovakia

The UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed dissatisfaction with conditions of Roma in Slovakia and issued several a document concerning the second periodic report of Slovakia on the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which the Slovak government approved on Wednesday, July 3.

The UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed dissatisfaction with conditions of Roma in Slovakia and issued several a document concerning the second periodic report of Slovakia on the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which the Slovak government approved on Wednesday, July 3.

The second periodic report covered the years 2002 and 2008 and was later updated with relevant developments through 2011. Slovakia is to hand over the third periodic report by May 18, 2017.

The committee fears that Roma continue to be victims of discrimination, especially in education, employment, health care and housing, the TASR newswire wrote. The UN committee recommends boosting preventive and protection measures to fight social and social discrimination towards Roma in all spheres, especially through fully implementing the Antidiscrimination Law. Slovakia should take steps to support their rights in access to employment, education, housing and health care. Another concern of the committee is the high unemployment rate of disadvantaged and marginalised groups of citizens, especially Roma and disabled. The committee lacks data on the effectiveness of the measures already enacted to remedy this situation. The UN committee also expressed concern over the high numbers of forcibly displaced Roma.

(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

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak