06/17/2010 - 00:00  

Monika Mareková and Katarína Šipulová point out that the recent expulsion of Musataf Labsi, an Algerian citizen, from Slovakia was a breach of international commitments on Slovakia’s part. You can read the analysis here.

06/01/2010 - 00:00  

In an analysis from the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Helena Bončková and Hubert Smekal prove that the recently negotiated opt-out from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights does not have to include the cases from which it was supposed to protect us. More precisely – the problem, to which the exception is allegedly reacting to, probably does not exist.

01/06/2010 - 00:00  

In January 2010 a policy paper was published by the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy about the reformation of the European Court of Human Rights. The Centre reacted to the challenge presented by the Ministry of Justice along with  certain non-governmental organisations, such as the League of Human Rights and the Ecological Legal Service. The Ministry of Justice called for a discussion regarding the possibilities of ECtHR's reformation. The first part of the policy paper deals with the current state and the reasons why the reformation is necessary. The second part proposes several reform ideas, and also comments on the ones already proposed at the Interlaken conference (this conference was supposed to discuss the ECtHR' s reformation in February 2010).