Human Rights Ombudsman Peter Svetina handed over the 2022 Annual Report to State Attorney General Dr Ana Kerševan. In a few places, the report also deals with the activities of the State Attorney’s Office in 2022. In the report, the Ombudsman shares the State Attorney’s Office’s position that lawsuits against protesters at the unreported public assemblies meant an inadmissible encroachment on human rights, while the Ombudsman and the State Attorney General agreed that in the given situation and considering the existing State Attorney's Office Act, the State Attorney’s Office did not have an option to decline filing the lawsuits. Dr Kerševan thus presented to the Ombudsman the activities of the State Attorney’s Office for the change of this act.
Dr Kerševan also presented the efforts of the State Attorney’s Office to ensure high-quality translations of case law of the European Court for Human Rights, for which the State Attorney’s Office closely cooperates with the Ministry of Justice and the Translation and Interpretation Division of the Secretariat-General of the Government. Both the Ombudsman and the State Attorney General believe that high-quality translations of ECHR judgements are of the utmost importance for increasing awareness of and protecting human rights. The Ombudsman explained that the strict respect of human rights is increasingly judged to be the condition of correct operation of business entities. In the conclusion, they agreed that the collaboration of the State Attorney’s Office and the Human Rights Ombudsman is professional and collegial and committed to strive for the same in the future.
Source: State Attorney’s Office