National minorities and Roma Community protection
One of the premises of any democratic political system is a respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the creation of conditions for their exercise. These rights include the right to freely express national affiliation, the right to use one’s language and script, the prohibition of incitement to discrimination and intolerance, and special rights of minorities, reflecting a pluralistic society and laying the foundations for tolerance and understanding between people. Two national minorities – the Italian and Hungarian national communities – and the Roma community traditionally live in the Republic of Slovenia. All three communities enjoy special rights guaranteed by the Constitution.