Czech authorities inadequately investigated ill-treatment of an asylum-seeker at the Prague airport, held ECtHR

The European Court of Human Rights today partially upheld the application of a Turkish asylum-seeker about his ill-treatment by Czech police during his detention at Prague airport. In the judgment B. Ü. v. Czech Republic, the Strasbourg court held that the Czech General Inspectorate of Security Forces (GISF) had failed to adequately investigate his complaint of…

Conference in Bratislava: Independent Life

On 22 September 2022, the 5th annual Conference called Independent Life was held in Bratislava. The aim of this conference was a discussion on the National Programme for the Development of Living Conditions of Persons with Disabilities in Slovakia. This conference was organised by the Advisory Council for Social Work and the SOCIA Foundation in…

Team of volunteers fights against online hate

On 16 and 17 September, FORUM trained a group of volunteers in Bratislava, whose task will be to monitor and report hate speech against the Roma community on the internet. The team of volunteers is called ROMAntici (in English “ROMAntics”). The training was attended by young people from different parts of Slovakia and some who…

Webinar: Introducing tools for communication with victims of crime with disabilities

On 17th June 2022 FORUM organized online seminar concerning introducing the tools for communication with victims of crime with disabilities, which were developed within the project “Voices for Justice”. The seminar brought together over 40 participants, including judges, prosecutors, police officers, social workers or people from victim support services. During the seminar, the tools for easier…

Volunteers and lawyers to jointly combat online and offline hate speech against Roma in Slovakia

A project to tackle online hate speech against Roma in Slovakia was launched on 7th June by the Forum for Human Rights (FORUM) and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). The project is part of a European Union-funded initiative by the ERRC and its partners to directly challenge and litigate online hate speech in Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. It will…

The Right of the Child in Conflict with the Law to Individual Assessment – Recommendations for Professionals and Recommendations in Child-friendly Version

Forum for Human Rights, together with the International Commission of Jurists, have prepared recommendations to help judges, attorneys, lawyers, social workers, probation officers, the police and other professionals, who come into contact with children in conflict with the law. The recommendations discuss the so-called individual assessment of the child and explain why to approach individual…