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30 Jan 2012
‘Romea’ reports that the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion has published a summary of its activities in recent months in the socially excluded Šluknov district. Despite partial progress, the Agency reports that most of the...
06 Jan 2012
‘The Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that under a national strategy in protection of children’s rights that the Czech government approved yesterday, children under seven years of age should no longer be sent to institutions and...
03 Jan 2012
‘Romea’ reports that the Czech Labour and Social Affairs Ministry has seen through yet another part of its planned social reforms despite protests from the opposition. On the other hand, many experts welcomed the fact that the ministry...
25 Nov 2011
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that according to daily ‘Mlada fronta Dnes’ (MfD), about 30 percent of teachers at Czech elementary schools have slapped a pupil, referring to a recent poll conducted by the agency GfK. Two-...
15 Nov 2011
‘ERRC’ reports that rights groups require the Council of Europe to take action against continuing illegal discrimination of Romani school children. Romani children are still being disproportionately channeled into “special schools”...
04 Oct 2011
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that representatives of Czech paediatricians’ professional associations ask the health and labour and social affairs ministers to halt the prepared abolition of infant homes for children under three...
26 Sep 2011
‘Romea’ reports that the Czech Government adopted its official Strategy for Fighting Social Exclusion, which includes more than 100 measures. The steps proposed are meant to prevent the creation of ghettos in the Czech Republic and to...
28 Jul 2011
‘ERRC’ reports on its website that it has submitted parallel reports to UN bodies on racial discrimination and children’s rights in the Czech Republic, Greece and Italy. It raises concern about the segregation of Roma children in...
18 Jul 2011
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that the Czech government committee for children’s rights recommended parliament not to pass an amendment to the family law under which courts should more often decide that a children will...
14 Jul 2011
‘Child Rights Information Network’ reports that financier and philanthropist George Soros accused the Czech Republic and its Prime Minister, Petr Necas, of doing nothing to end the segregation of Roma children in public schools. The...

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