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Commissioner Muižnieks urges the Czech authorities to adopt the bill on reparations for involuntary sterilisation of Roma women

22/10/2015 Strasbourg
“I regret the Czech government’s decision not to proceed with the adoption of the law allowing the granting of compensation to the Roma women who were victims of forced sterilisations,” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, making public a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr Bohuslav Sobotka on 6 October 2015. The involuntary...
Letter to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Czech Republic: urgent action needed to protect Roma from racist extremism

18/03/2014 Strasbourg
"I am deeply concerned about the emerging pattern of anti-Roma events in the Czech Republic – many led by racist extremists groups and organised simultaneously in different localities across the country. Their increased frequency and determined rhetoric against the Roma community call for a comprehensive response from the Czech authorities," said today Nis Muižnieks, the Council of Europe...

Czech Republic: Stronger efforts needed to end segregation of Roma

[21/02/2013 10:00] "Segregation of Roma children in education remains a serious human rights concern in the Czech Republic. Many of them are still taught as children with mild disabilities, in contravention of the 2007 D.H. judgment of the European Court of Human Rights which condemned the Czech Republic for this practice. Urgent action is needed to remedy this shortcoming", said today Nils...

Report on visit to Czech Republic (2012)

Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to the Czech Republic, from 12 to 15 November 2012 CommDH(2013)1 / 21 February 2013 Comments by the Czech authorities on the report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to the Czech Republic from 12 to 15 November 2012 CommDH/GovRep(2013)2 / 21...

Roma segregation remains a serious problem in the Czech Republic

[15/11/2012 15:00] "The "practical schools" in the Czech Republic perpetuate segregation of Roma children, inequality and racism. They should be phased out and replaced by mainstream schools that need to be properly prepared to host and provide support to all pupils, irrespective of their ethnic origin. There are certain examples in the country that show the feasibility of this necessary...

Czech Republic: Inclusion of Roma should be a political priority

Strasbourg, 03/03/11 – "Deeply-rooted anti-Gypsyism and hate crimes as well as continued segregation in education and housing are the main obstacles to inclusion that Roma face in the Czech Republic. The authorities should strengthen their efforts to eradicate these problems and implement inclusive policies" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing...

Report on visit to Czech Republic (2010)

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to the Czech Republic from 17 to 19 November 2010 CommDH(2011)3 / 03 March 2011

Czech Republic: “Equal education for Roma children should be guaranteed”, says Commissioner Hammarberg

Strasbourg, 22/11/10 – "There has been virtually no change on the ground in the Czech Republic since the European Court of Human Rights found three years ago that the country had discriminated against Roma children by educating them in schools for children with mental disabilities." This was concluded by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg after a three-day...

Follow-up report on Czech Republic

Follow-up report on the Czech Republic: Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights 2003-2005 CommDH(2006)15 / 29 March 2006

Report on visit to Czech Republic (2003)

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to the Czech Republic from 24 to 26 February 2003 CommDH(2003)10 / 15 October 2003