There is a number of human rights institutions which you can use as a last resort to establish whether your human rights have been violated or not. These are both Slovenian and international institutions.

Each of these institutions have very specific functions and work on the basis of different laws or international agreements. It is important to understand that:

  • They can only be used if you have first tried all the ordinary complaint mechanisms. For example, a general court or a complaints procedure that is offered to you first.
  • You can only apply to these institutions if the mechanisms of first instance have failed and a possible violation of your rights has not been properly investigated and compensated.
  • These institutions will only assess whether there has been a potential violation of your human right. They will not re-examine your court case or declare any decisions of the State invalid.

In addition, the Ombudsman can help you understand your human rights and explain how you can protect them.

Human Rights Guide

A European platform for human rights education