Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Most organisations working with human rights are private non-profit initiatives. Each usually specializes in protecting specific groups in society and advocating for the rights that are relevant to those groups. They can often help with legal advice and provide practical, social or psychological support to victims of human rights related violations. These organisations are often also involved in raising public awareness, defending rights and advocating policies, providing legal aid or other support, monitor human rights compliance and conduct research activities.
There are also several state agencies that deal directly or indirectly with human rights in different areas, such as children’s rights, data protection, health, employment etc. These agencies can be consulted for a variety of reasons and may offer consultations or legal aid, as well as examine complaints from individuals.
About this Guide
This Guide introduces different organisations that operate and work with human rights in Slovenia. The Guide explains how these organisations can help you in situations related to possible human rights violations. It will also provide general information about their activities and their contact details. Please note that new organisations may be added over time.