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Does the national law cover all grounds of discrimination as in the International Conventions and EU law or additional discrimination grounds?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
09/11/2011 - 22:59
Short Answer

Yes. The national legislation includes all grounds of discrimination as international conventions and the EU directives, as well as contains a general clause "any other personal circumstances" which ensures protection from discrimination based on the grounds not explicitly listed in the law.

Qualitative Info

Article 14 of the Constitution includes the grounds of national origin, race, gender, language, religion, political or other beliefs, financial status, birth, education, social status, disability or any other personal circumstance.


Article 2 of the Act Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment covers the grounds of gender, ethnicity, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstance. Article 131 of the Penal Code defines a crime of violation of equality on the grounds of ethnicity, race, colour, religion, ethnic roots, gender, language, political or other belief, sexual orientation, social status, birth, education, social position or any other circumstance.   



Ustava Republike Slovenije [The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia], Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 33/1991, 42/1997, 66/2000, 24/2003, 69/2004.

Zakon o uresničevanju načela enakega obravnavanja – Uradno prečiščeno besedilo [Act Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment – Official Consolidated Version], Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 93/2007.

Kazenski zakonik [Penal Code], Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No. 55/2008.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Daily life
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