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October 2022

Two men were killed outside of a LGBTQIA+ bar in Bratislava by the son of a former far-right politician, in an attack that prosecutors have since labelled an act of terrorism. The killings have spurred a wider debate on LGBTQIA+ rights and hate speech in Slovakia, and come as the Interior Ministry released a report last month warning that extremism has been on the rise over the past two years. Simultaneously this month, members of the Slovakian parliament failed to pass legislation which would facilitate registered partnerships for LGBTQIA+ couples. If passed, the ‘cohabitation bill’ would have been the first step towards providing basic rights for the LGBTQIA+ community, according to President Čaputová.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
5 447 250
System of government
Parliamentary system
Head of government
Prime Minister Eduard Heger (since 2021)
Head of government party
Ordinary People (OL'aNO)
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
List Proportional Representation
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
21.3%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2020
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
7.8
Head of state
President Zuzana Čaputová
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
28/01/2019
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
90.26%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
State Party
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
State Party
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
State Party
International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
State Party
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
State Party
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
State Party
Regional Treaties
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Signatory
Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
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Early Warning System BETA

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Low risk of democratic breakdown Low risk of democratic breakdown (BETA)
Low risk of democratic backsliding Low risk of democratic backsliding (BETA)

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GSoD Indices

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