CCPR/C/SVK/CO/4 (CCPR, 2016)
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Concluding observations on the fourth report of Slovakia
CCPR/C/SVK/CO/4 (CCPR, 2016) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Concluding observations on the fourth report of SlovakiaView full Research
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Not applicable - national level
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CCPR | International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Main Thematic Focus
Hate speech Racism & xenophobia
Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities
12. The Committee is concerned that, despite the State party’s efforts to combat extremism, the phenomena of hate crime and hate speech in political discourse, in the media and on the Internet against ethnic minorities, notably Roma, Muslims and non-citizens, remain prevalent in the State party (arts. 2, 20 and 27).
13. The State party should: (a) take measures to promote tolerance and an environment inclusive of persons belonging to ethnic, national, racial, religious and other minorities; (b) use legislative, policy and educational measures, including sensitization and awareness-raising, to counter stigmatization of Roma, Muslim and other minorities; (c) take measures to prevent racist attacks and to ensure that the alleged perpetrators are thoroughly investigated and prosecuted and, if convicted, punished with appropriate sanctions, and that the victims have access to adequate compensation; and (d) prohibit any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.
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