Czech Deputy Public Defender of Rights discusses compensation procedure for forced sterilizations in interview for ROMEA TV
The victims of illegal sterilizations in the Czech Republic have achieved their goal. A law on providing one-off financial compensation to them has been adopted by both chambers of Parliament and signed by Czech President Miloš Zeman.
The process will begin as of 1 January 2022. The years-long battle by individuals and nonprofit organizations has been won.
ROMEA TV has interviewed Monika Šimůnková, the Deputy Public Defender of Rights, about what happens now. In the interview, which is subtitled into English, she discusses what will happen between now and January 2022, who can apply for compensation and how, and who will be assisting the victims of unlawful sterilizations with securing the necessary documentation.
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- Czech Senate approves compensation for the victims of illegal sterilizations
- Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe calls on the Czech Senate to approve compensation for illegal sterilizations, final vote tomorrow
- Czech Senate committee recommends compensation for the illegally sterilized, final word will rest with the Senate as a whole
- Slovak Ombudswoman and NGOs appeal to Government to compensate illegally sterilized people
- Czech lower house passes bill to compensate the illegally sterilized, most but not all of whom were Romani women
- Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized women passes second reading, as does bill to close institutions for children under three
- Czech parliamentary committee overwhelmingly supports bill to compensate forcibly sterilized women
- Czech MPs support bill to compensate illegally sterilized women
- Elena Gorolová, spokeswoman for the illegally sterilized, calls on Czech MPs to support first reading of bill to compensate them
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- Czech Finance Minister supports bill to compensate illegally sterilized women
- Gwendolyn Albert: "I believe the illegally sterilized women will be compensated"
- Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights calls on Czech lower house to adopt law to compensate illegally sterilized people, first reading scheduled for today
- Petition seeking first reading for bill to compensate forcibly sterilized women delivered to Czech lower house
- Romani women call on Czech MPs to take the first step toward compensating forcibly, illegally sterilized persons, 150 figures support them
- Czech organization Million Moments for Democracy calls on Public Defender of Rights to resign
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- Patrik Banga on the Czech ombudsman's populism: The Roma warned that ghettos were growing here more than 20 years ago and nobody listened to us!
- Jaroslav Miko: How long will the Czech ombudsman keep exploiting anti-Romani sentiment?
- Nikola Taragoš: We want the Czech ombudsman removed for his repeated attacks on Romani people, he does not understand exclusion and is a populist
- How to apply for compensation for illegally performed sterilization in the Czech Republic