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Session of the Parliamentary Commission for Petitions on the Erasure

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the erasure from the register of permanent residents Amnesty International Slovenia, Peace Institute and Association of Erased Residents of Slovenia addressed a letter to the Commission for Petitions, Human Rights and Equal Opportunities at the National Assembly asking it to hold a public session.

At the session which was held on 24 February 2012 the representatives of the erased people, academics and civil society representatives briefed members of the parliament about the situation concerning available remedies for rights violations, pointed at the lack of available measures and underlined the need for further action directed at elimination of the consequences of the violation. The session was attended by the minister of interior Vinko Gorenak, who however did not express his agreement with the statements of the academics and the civil society. He stated: “[A]t the government we have not spoken about this, and I do not plan anything else but the implementation of the law that is in place.” The discussions can be read in the transcript of the session (in Slovenian).

In spite of this statement the Commission for Petitions adopted a conclusion in which it called upon the Government to respond in 30 days at the latest to the briefing paper that the stated civil society organizations submitted to members of the parliament and the government. The commission also recommended that the government review the possibilities for adoption of other appropriate measures for full implementation of the Constitutional Court decisions with an aim to regulate the legal statuses of the erased and remedy the injustices.