The aim of the article is to provide a picture on the positions of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, known also as the Venice Commission, regarding bills on regulation of minority rights. The author points out that the Commission, in its work, relies on the reports of the institutions of Council of Europe responsible for monitoring, as well as on the activities of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. She does not focus primarily on the general findings of the positions of the Commission on minority protection, but warns on those parts of its documents that can prove to be pitfalls of the enforceability of the examined draft bills in practice, and on the problems that should be especially considered by the Slovak law-makers.