2. 11. 2016The National Assembly passed amendments to the Family Violence Prevention Act aimed to better protect victims of domestic violence and improve the work of state institutions in such cases. In a bid to crack down on domestic violence, the changes ban explicitly corporal punishment and redefine what counts as domestic violence.Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Dr Anja Kopač Mrak told Members of Parliament that the changes also redefine who counts as a family member to include cohabiting partners, former partners and children of partners. Kopač Mrak stressed this was include... More »Neja Horvat: Raztreščena duša
12. 5. 2016At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the 2016–2020 Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan. The Government thus followed the appeal of the European Commission to Member States to ensure that, within four months after leaving formal education programmes or becoming unemployed, young people under 25 should have a good-quality employment offer or possibility of either further education or an apprenticeship or a traineeship.One of the distinct features of this programme in Slovenia is that it expands the target group. Since young people in Slovenia enter the ... More »
21. 4. 2016The National Assembly passed on Thursday a bill that provides formal equality to gay couples, except for marriage, adoptions or in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).Endorsed in a 54:15 vote, the the same-sex partnership act extends the legal consequences stemming from marriage to gay couples except for adoptions and IVF. The latter two proved as the most controversial points in the legislation enacting full marriage equality, which was rejected in a referendum on 20 December 2015. The latest bill was filed to parliament a day after the referendum by MP Jani Möderndorfer. Unlike the referendum-defeated changes to the marriage and family relations ... More »
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