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The Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on Establishing the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights 308/1993:
The Centre performs tasks in the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms including rights of the child
a) monitors and evaluates the observance of human rights and the observance of the equal treatment
b) gathers and upon request provides information on racism, xenophobia and Anti-Semitism in the Slovak Republic
c) conducts research and surveys to provide data in the area of human rights; gathers and distributes information in this area,
d) prepares educational activities and participates in information campaigns aimed at increasing tolerance of the society,
e) provides legal assistance to victims of discrimination a manifestations of intolerance,
f) upon requests from natural or legal persons or on its own initiative, issues expert opinions on matters of the observance of the equal treatment principle under a special regulation,
g) performs independent inquiries related to discrimination,
h) prepares and publishes reports and recommendations on issues related to discrimination,
i) provides library services, and
j) provides services in the area of human rights

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Slovak National Centre for Human Rights established by Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No 308/1993 Coll. on establishing the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights under the UN Project (SLO/94/AH/2): Establishment of a National Institute for Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, and under the International Agreement between the Government of the Slovak Republic and the United Nations Organization on Establishing the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights (published in the Collection of Laws under No 29/1995 Coll. ), with the aim to implement and promote a modern human rights protection system in the Slovak Republic is an independent legal person.

7 other regional offices of the National Centre for Human Rights are present across the territory of the Slovak Republic.               

Slovak National Centre for Human Rights


Kýčerského 5 5
811 05 , Bratislava
Tel: +42 1 2 / 208 501 11, 208 501 14

Fax: +42 1 2 / 208 501 35


The Holocaust Documentation Center (HDC) in Bratislava was established as an institution in November 2005. The Center’s mission, conception and activities are a continuation and extension of the namesake project jointly realized by Milan Šimečka Foundation and the Jewish Community in Bratislava.The goal of the Center is to collect information and generate and disseminate knowledge about the Jewish Holocaust in Slovakia, about the role and place of the Jewish minority in the Slovak society in the 20th and 21st centuries and about phenomena related to the troubled coexistence of the Jewish minority with the majority population, such as Anti-Semitism, xenophobia, intolerance and racism.

The HDC runs, coordinates and supports research and educational projects, commemorative events and other social activities. It supports publications and popularization activities and cooperation with the media and public at large.

The Center collaborates closely with organizations and institutions in Slovakia and abroad whose goals and mission are similar to those of the Center (Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic, Claims Conference, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, Milan Šimečka Foundation etc.)

Three main spheres of the Center’s activity are:

Holocaust research, education and commemoration.



Holocaust Documentation Center (HDC)

Panenska 4
811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia
Monika Vrzgulova
Tel: +421-2-5413 1810
+ 42 1 918 477 984



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