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Sanctions imposed / compensations / awards attributed-received

Key Area:
Discrimination Statistics
19/01/2012 - 12:52
Short Answer

In 2010 sanctions for ethnic discrimination were imposed in one case by Social inspectorate. Data for 2011 are not availabe yet.

Qualitative Info

The Equality Body in Slovenia does not have the power to impose sanctions. It can only issue non-binding opinion and recommendations. If the perpetrator does not respect the recommendations the case is forwarded to the competent inspectorate to carry out the inspection procedure and the procedure for a misdemeanour. In 2010 no ethnic discrimination case was forwarded to the inspectorates.


In 2010 one case was decided by the Social Inspectorate at the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, in which a monetary fine in the amount of 41,73 EUR was imposed. The case concerned a Roma couple who inquired about a possibility to acquire municipal financial assistance at the Centre for Social Work. When they inquired about this possibility, the social worker at the Centre responded that this financial assistance is not for Roma. A volunteer of a local association verified by phone whether Roma may apply for this assistance and she also received a negative response: the social worker confirmed that Roma may not apply for this financial assistance.  The social inspectorate found that such treatment constitutes discrimination, as there is no provision in the law that would allow a denial of a certain right on the basis of race or ethnicity. Municipal assistance is available for all people who meet the conditions, regardless of their ethnicity. In the procedure it was established that if the couple had applied for this assistance it would have been granted to them, as they met all the conditions. 


According to the available information there were no court sanctions imposed for ethnic discrimination in 2010.



Annual report of the Advocate of the Principle of Equality 2010, available at: 

Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs; Social Inspectorate, decision no. 06185-148/2010 of 30 September 2010. 

Exemplary cases
Numbers of cases 1
Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-roma/zinghanophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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