June 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Slovakia National Council amended the country's constitution on Wednesday to specifically define marriage as the unique bond between one man and one woman. Of the 123 members of Slovakia's parliament that voted on the measure, only 18 voted against adopting the amendment. The amendment ...[read more]
January 2, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Tuesday that three Uighur Muslim detainees were transferred to Slovakia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The detainees, Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, were the last three members of the Chinese ethnic minority being ...[read more]
June 18, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old Hungarian man, with the unlawful execution and torture of people in connection with the Holocaust. Slovakian authorities began the investigation of Csatary in September after he was arrested on allegations of abusing and ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Addison Morris
A Slovak court announced Thursday that the death sentence of 98 year-old Laszlo Csatary has been commuted to a sentence of life imprisonment in order to adhere to modern Slovak law. A court in Czechoslovakia sentenced Csatary to death in absentia in 1948, but the country subsequently abolished the ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The parliament of Slovakia on Tuesday rejected a proposed bill recognizing same-sex partnerships within the country. In a 94-14 vote in which 129 members were present, the bill was heavily criticized during the two-day debate for its possible detrimental effect on the country's current legal ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Police in Slovakia announced on Thursday that they have launched an investigation of a 97-year-old Hungarian man suspected of war crimes in connection with the Holocaust. Laszlo Csatary was arrested in Hungary in July on allegations of abusing and helping deport thousands of Jews during the ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Slovakian authorities on Thursday announced that they have filed new charges against a 97-year-old Hungarian man arrested in Budapest last month on allegations of abusing and helping deport thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The charges concern facilitating the deportation of Jews to Germany, ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Slovakian authorities on Monday announced plans to seek the extradition of a 97-year-old Hungarian man arrested in Budapest earlier this month on allegations of abusing and helping deport thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Slovak Justice Minister Tomas Borec asked a court to seek the ...[read more]
February 7, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday elected its new president and vice president, who will each serve a term of three years. Judge Peter Tomka of Slovakia will serve as president. Tomka, who has been vice president of the ICJ since 2009, has also worked for the Slovakian Ministry ...[read more]
November 24, 2010
by Edward SanFilippo
Lydia Gall: "In a Romani settlement in Slovakia, a boy attending a mainstream school was awarded a small scholarship for being a gifted student. He dreamed of growing up and being an auto mechanic. Later, following a dispute with a teacher, he was placed in a special class for pupils with mental ...[read more]

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