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The 17th session of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities, and Gender Equity wraps up

The 17th session of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities, and Gender Equity wraps up

17.9.2014 | Aktivity ministra | Stratégia ochrany a podpory ľudských práv | Ľudské práva

Today (September 17, 2014), the 17th session of the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for Human Rights, National Minorities, and Gender Equity was held in Bratislava, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Council Chairman Miroslav Lajčák. The main item on the agenda was the information presented by Lajčák about the outcomes of the negotiations on the current version of the draft National Strategy for Human Rights Protection and Promotion of the Slovak Republic.

Minister Lajčák stated that the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic analyzed 163 principal comments covering various areas and submitted them for inter-ministerial comments. There have been 35 topics identified. On August 6-September 12 there were 31 thematic talks held involving 25 commenting entities and invited representatives of the relevant state administration authorities. The talks were designed to identify topics where compromise can be achieved, and topics requiring further discussion. Written minutes – to be part of the material submitted to the Slovak Government´s session – were drawn from each and every meeting.

The Council also adopted the Proposal for Amendment No. 4 to the Council Statutes and to the Council´s Rules of Procedures and mandated the Council Chairman to submit the material to the session of the Government of the Slovak Republic.

The Council took notice of the information presented by its Chairman about the activities of the Council working group with regard to making the process of providing subsidies in human rights more effective.