Dubovcová spoke out even when they refused to listen

Slovakia needs someone who will not bend the definition of human rights depending on whom Robert Fico or Richard Sulík want to please.

Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman Jana Dubovcová when she was presenting her report in March 2015.Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman Jana Dubovcová when she was presenting her report in March 2015. (Source: Sme)

In times when politicians display their brownish opinions for everyone to see as a kind of new virtue, the country needs a determined public protector of rights. More than ever before.

It needs a counterweight to the hateful statements about those who are supposed to be incompatible with whatever the applauding majority labels as "our culture".

Slovakia needs someone who will not bend the definitions of human rights, those that still make us a democratic and European country, depending on whom Richard Sulík or Robert Fico want to please.

Read also:Battle for ombudsman post beginsRead more 

We live in the times when they once again reach for collective guilt. With such ease as when someone self-prescribes a painkiller for chronic pain that only a positive vision for the country can heal. The brownish talk about "unadjustable Roma" or Muslim children of whom there should not be more than of the Slovak ones, will not heal the pains of Slovakia.

Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová never stopped talking about the segregation of disadvantaged children, about inappropriate interventions of the police against Roma or about the politicians insufficiently condemning extremism, even though those who are in power refused to listen.

If the government replaces her with someone that lacks the determination to really protect the rights of the voiceless, then the country deliberately hands over another part of the public space to those who only see human rights as an obstacle. To their brownish success.

©Sme

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Penta partner Haščák reportedly charged with corruption after a police raid

Anti-communist fighters will receive pensions. Sunk tugboat being drawn out of the water.

Jaroslav Haščák

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.

Responsibility goes hand in hand with EU advantages, says President Čaputová

President Zuzana Čaputová spoke with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

President Zuzana Čaputová

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning

Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.