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As part of the anti-terrorist protection, the new law introduces a preliminary police check of asylum seekers and eliminates the legal and financial assistance for seekers before they file an official application for asylum before the authorities.
Slovenia's Human Rights ombudsman Matjaz Hanzek warned the new asylum law will "make for refugees much more difficult or even impossible to gain asylum right."
"The law allows police filtration of asylum seekers and, in fact, puts in the police hands the decision," on the asylum procedure, Hanzek said in a statement.