Slovenia obliged itself to promote democratisation, observe human rights, improve relationships between ethnic groups and protect the minorities. All governmental and non-governmental institutions are bound to observe human rights and fundamental liberties of individuals and groups as per the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and international documents also stipulated by Slovenia. Upon gaining independence, the Republic of Slovenia obliged itself by Basic Constitutional Charter on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Slovenia to provide protection of human rights and fundamental liberties to all persons in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, regardless of their affiliation, without any discrimination and in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and applicable international treaties.  


The legal status of the Roma in Slovenia is regulated by:

  1. at the state level:
  • the Constitution;
  • sectoral legislation;
  • provisions of the ratified international documents and recommendations of individual international organisations and institutions.
  1. at the local level:
  • statutes.


The protection of the rights of the members of national or ethnic groups is provided in the Slovenian legislation at two levels, which are complementary:

  • the protection of individual rights of individuals;
  • the provision of special rights to the members of the minorities. 



  • Situation of Roma people in Slovenia. Projekt REDUPRE. Maribor 2011-2012 [online]. Available at: http://www.project-redupre.eu/datoteke/Slovenia/REDUPRE-AnalizapoloajaRomovvSloveniji.pdf