Slovenia (CRPD 16-04-2018)
The Committee considered the initial report of Slovenia (CRPD/C/SVN/1) at its 373rd and 374th meetings (see CRPD/C/SR.373 and 374), held on 22 and 23 February 2018. It adopted the present concluding observations at its 386th meeting, held on 5 March 2018.
B. Specific rights (arts. 5–30)
Equality and non-discrimination (art. 5)
- The Committee is concerned about:
(a) The absence of public policies and measures focusing on and prioritizing equality and the protection of persons with disabilities against all forms of discrimination, and the failure to recognize that the denial of reasonable accommodation is a form of disability-based discrimination;
(b) The lack of capacity, coordination and measurable impact of the focal points designated to combat discrimination, and the absence of effective affirmative action in this regard;
(c) Multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination against persons with disabilities, including Roma, Sinti and members of other ethnic groups, and the lack of information about discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons with disabilities.
- The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Enact legislation that explicitly recognizes and sanctions the denial of reasonable accommodation, across all areas of life, as a form of disability-based discrimination;
(b) Strengthen the capacity and role of the focal points designated to combat discrimination, including discrimination against persons with disabilities, and provide them with adequate resources and the capacity to respond effectively to cases of disability-based discrimination, including the denial of reasonable accommodation and multiple and intersectional discrimination;
(c) Explicitly incorporate in its anti-discrimination legislation, policies and strategies, the recognition of multiple and intersectional discrimination based on sex, age, ethnic background or sexual orientation or on migrant, asylum-seeking, refugee, disability or any other status. The Committee also recommends that the State party provide for judicial and quasi-judicial remedies in cases of discrimination in the public or private sector, disseminate information among persons with disabilities about such remedies, provide redress and all adequate compensation, and establish sanctions for perpetrators;
(d) Take into account article 5 of the Convention in implementing targets 10.2 and 10.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.