The presented account of the public defender of rights’ activities for the period from 29 March 2017 to 29 March 2022 summarises the kay actions and follow-up proposals, measures and recommendations for the period, and draws on the 2017-2021 annual reports, extraordinary reports of 2018 and 2020,…
Media reports as well as reports from NGOs show that some health care facilities in Slovakia restricted women’s right to a birth companion of her choice during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, some health care facilities deny women access to pain relief (epidural analgesia), or perform…
The Public Defender of Rights examined the respect for women’s rights during childbirth. The results show that despite improvements in some areas, such as the perception of health professionals’ behavior towards mothers, health care during childbirth does not take full account of scientific and…
One of the Office’s priorities was and, given the existing state of affairs still is improving the protection and observance of the basic rights and freedoms of individuals in education. The right to education is considered a basic right because the…
Exercising a right granted to Public defender of rights under Act No. 564/2001 Coll. on the public defender of rights as amended, Jana Dubovcová submitted to the National Council of the Slovak Republic the “Extraordinary report on facts…
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