Slovenia Slovenia


ECRI Report, (fourth monitoring cycle). Published on 16 September 2014

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination Ethnic profiling

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

·         Racial discrimination has not been established in any case so far.
• Roma, Muslims and persons belonging to a visible ethnicity are the most frequent victims of racist violence.
• ECRI considers that law numbers of convictions for racist crimes may also reflect reluctance on the part of victims to report racist incidents or the failure of relevant authorities to record and effectively process them.
• Widespread discrimination against Roma persists.
• There were many positive developments performed by the Slovenian government in order to tackle antigypsism (see more under ‘vulnerable groups. Roma’).
• Hate speech on the Internet has increased, targeting mainly Roma, LGBT people and Muslims.
• Racist and xenophobic rhetoric used by political figures often goes unchecked.
• Prosecutors rarely initiate criminal proceedings relating to public incitement to hatred, violence or intolerance via the Internet.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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