Campaigns and activities
Slovenia ratified the Convention on 28th April 2008. Slovenia has supported the adoption of the Convention from its outset and therefore very actively participated in the drafting of the Convention. Thus, the representative of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities participated in the design and coordination of positions within the European Community, as in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee. Slovenia formulated its proposals on the basis of preliminary consultations with people with disabilities and disability organizations.
The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has been assigned as the main focal point within the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for matters related to implementation of CRPD.
In order to meet the implementation of the Article 33 of the Convention in particular, Council of Persons with Disabilities was established on 28.10.2013 as independent Body, which members are representatives of representative disability organizations, representatives of professional institutions in the field of disabilities matters as well as representatives of the Government of the RS.
Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Republic of Slovenia has the following roles:
All actions for the CRPD's implementation are coordinated by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities – The Directorate of Persons with Disabilities.
Promotion of the CRPD is carried out by different national or local entities. Overall, the focal ones are Government Press Office, Council of Persons with Disabilities, all state authorities, disability organizations (NGOs), public institutions, National Radio and TV Slovenia, Slovenian Press Agency, public institutions in the field of education and health, other media.
The Slovenian Government is responsible for ensuring that the CRPD is implemented.
Human rights ombudsman is in charge of monitoring the implementation of the CRPD. Ombudsman evaluates the progress being made by the Slovenian Government in the matters concerning the CRPD and report on that progress to the UN. They provide advice and information to persons with disabilities, national and local organisations and to general public. Furthermore, when rights of persons with disabilities are violated, they shall report to authorities.
The Union of Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia with its regional Associations and other NGOs have a major role in raising awareness about the CRPD through the media. They provide information to its members and to the general and professional public on the latest changes on the CRPD matters as well as they stress the issues of the accessibility for persons with disabilities to information, media and to the built environment.
No additional resources have been allocated for implementing the CRPD.
Yes, Slovenian Government and the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities have prepared this report in April 2014 (28. 4.2014). The report should be submitted to UN in the near Future.
The associations of persons with disabilities haven't presented yet the shadow report.
Although Slovenia is the third EU country that ratified the CRPD in April 2008, the independent Body (Council of Persons with Disabilities) responsible for monitoring and supervising the implementation, as defined in Article 33, was formed only at the beginning of 2014. National Council of Disability Organizations of Slovenia observes that the provisions of the Convention are mostly solid implemented, however, the Ombudsman of the RS points out that most of the violations of the rights of persons with disabilities still remains hidden.