U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Slovenia
Geneva, November 12, 2019
As delivered by Anna Palladino
The United States welcomes the Slovenian delegation to the UPR Working Group.
We recommend that Slovenia:
- Address the continued discrimination against members of the socially marginalized Roma community in some parts of the country, especially with respect to their persistent difficulties securing adequate housing and obtaining public services, by continuing to implement its National Program of Measures for Roma for 2017-21.
- Provide specific funding to the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) to establish and enforce a code of conduct, including through the establishment of credible mechanisms for supervision, on the misuse of information and public resources by members of the National Assembly and National Council.
- Continue its victim protection, law enforcement, and prevention efforts by vigorously prosecuting sex and labor trafficking offenses and imposing adequate penalties, including significant prison terms, on all convicted traffickers.
We commend Slovenia for launching a joint research project with the World Jewish Restitution Organization to compile a historical record of heirless, formerly Jewish-owned properties in the country.