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Association: are there restrictions of the freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association for migrants

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
19/01/2012 - 22:49
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There are around 50 associations of numerous minority communities in Slovenia whose members hold Slovenian citizenship and belong to nations of former Yugoslavia (Albanians from Kosovo, Bosniaks, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Serbs), and which have been still in some policy documents and research reports considered immigrants. The associations are mainly engaged in cultural field, although they form also national associations and an umbrella organisation of all of them which is active in a dialogue with the government and the parliament of Slovenia, requesting recognition of minority status and better measures of minority protection.

The actual migrant population in Slovenia i.e. foreign nationals with temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia in vast majority also  originate from the same countries/nations, therefore it is possible that some of them are members of the above mentioned minority associations. However, considering difficulties the migrant workers in Slovenia face especially in relation to their labour rights, some migrant workers and activists are organised in associations such as Invisible Workers of the World which gather  also other activists for social justice.

"Every ninth resident of Slovenia is an immigrant", Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 1.1.2012 of access: 19.1.2012.

Raziskava "Položaj in status pripadnikov narodov nekdanje Jugoslavije v Sloveniji" (Research on the situation and the status of the member of nations of former Yugoslavia in Slovenia), ed. Vera Kržišnik Bukić, 2003, Date of access: 19.1.2012.

Nevidni delavci sveta (Invisible workers of the world, IWW), Slovenia, Date of access: 19.1.2012.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Political participation
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