What are the main human rights documents?

There are certain national and international human rights documents that could be of imporatnce to you.


In Slovenia, human rights have been included in the national law of the highest order, namely the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. Chapter 2 of the Constitution contains many important provisions on human rights.  

There are also many other laws which are not human rights documents in themselves, but which protect different aspects of human rights. 

example The Criminal Procedure Act contains provisions guaranteeing human rights during a criminal trial. The Mass Media Act regulates the freedom of expression of the media.

European & International

There are several important international human rights documents that Slovenia has signed and ratified, making it binding for it.

Some documents are general and contain a broad human rights catalogue. Those are the following:


Last updated 04/02/2024