Slovakia / Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic




Slovakia / Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic

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Decision/ruling/judgment date

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Crime type(s) concerned/related

Threat of violence Incitement to violence or hatred

Related hate bias motivation


Groups affected


Court/Body type

National Higher Court


The Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic (Najvyšší súd Slovenskej Republiky)

Key facts of the case

The defendant was accused of making a publicly available video where she publicly threatened a group of persons with death and grave injury or other harm based on their religion. She was also accused of incitement to hatred and public defamation against a group of persons by making extremist materials.

Main reasoning/argumentation

Since the case of the Supreme Court of The Slovak Republic involves mainly the question of defendant´s custody and
annulment of the court order for preparatory proceedings, there is no further argumentation outside the scope of the key facts of the case.

The case of the lower court - Specialized Criminal Court, since being in a form of preparatory proceedings is not anonymized, and therefore not publicly available.

Is the case related to the application of the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia, the Racial Equality Directive?

Key issues (concepts, interpretations) clarified by the case


Results (sanctions, outcome) and key consequences or implications of the case

Only relates to custody, which was replaced by probation.

Note: Since the defendant violated the conditions of her probation, she was sent to prison in April 2017.

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