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Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

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Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

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Human Rights Groups Call on Slovakia to Address Illegal Sterilization of Romani Women

Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, European Roma Rights Center,Human Rights Watch, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Today, nine international human rights groups joined forces to urge Slovakia to conduct an impartial and adequate [...]

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Body and Soul: Forced Sterilization and Other Assaults on Roma Reproductive Freedom

Romani women in Slovakia continue to be subject to grave violations of their human rights, particularly their reproductive rights, even though a communist-era law offering monetary incentives for sterilization has been rescinded. A three-month fact-finding [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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Slovak Government Officials Retaliate Against Romani Women and Legal Advocates for Exposing Human Rights Violations

Romani Women Interrogated and Threatened Following Report Documenting Abuses in Slovakia’s Hospitals New York, NY Law enforcement officials and medical personnel in hospitals are reportedly threatening and retaliating against Romani women in Slovakia, following the [...]

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Romani Women Subject to Forced Sterilization in Slovakia

Rights Violated by Health Care System New York, NY – Romani women are being coerced or forced to undergo sterilization procedures in eastern Slovakia’s government-run health facilities, according to a new report released today by [...]

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