Slovakia: Unfulfilled promises: Failing to end segregation of Roma pupils in Slovakia

Slovakia: Unfulfilled promises: Failing to end segregation of Roma pupils in Slovakia

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Index Number: EUR 72/001/2013
Date Published: 4 September 2013
Categories: Slovak Republic

Despite the acknowledgements, the political declarations and the judicial decisions denouncing school segregation of Roma, the situation of Romani children in Slovakia remains fundamentally unchanged. Thousands of Romani children around Slovakia continue to be unjustly placed in separate schools or classes within mainstream education, resulting in segregation. Their inferior education and their early introduction to humiliation and separation mark their lives for ever. It is time for the Slovak authorities to recognize their responsibility to ensure that all children in Slovakia enjoy equal access to education.


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