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16 Jun 2010
‘Romea.cz’ reports that the Czech government approved the Report on the State of Roma Communities for 2009. The article provides a good summary of the reports findings, which includes achievements as well as negative developments (such...
06 Apr 2010
‘Times Online’ reports that a Facebook campaign was started to stop Czech authorities from offering lessons in Romani in schools as a way of integrating Roma pupils better. The petition was signed by more than 85,000 people, despite the...
03 Feb 2010
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that only 75 foreigners were granted asylum in 2009 in the Czech republic, the lowest since 1995, while the number of asylum seekers also dropped to the lowest. The number of successful claimants has...
01 Feb 2010
‘ERRC’ reports on its website that Amnesty, ERRC and the Open Society Institute cautiously welcomed the Czech Minister of Education’s letter to elementary school directors calling on the Ministry to ensure that only pupils with...
31 Dec 2009
‘Prague Monitor’ reports of a project aiming to integrate Roma from excluded localities, which can fund social service infrastructure, facilities for field workers, children’s clubs. Municipalities can submit proposals to the...
20 Nov 2009
‘ERRC’ reports on its website that the Czech Prime Minister expressed his regret over instances of coerced sterilisation that took place between 1970s and 1990. The ERRC together with other NGOs congratulated the Czech goverenment for...
17 Oct 2009
‘Prague Daily Monitor’ reports that the Czech Human Rights Minister is planning to introduce the office of a children’s ombudsman, to check complaints concerning violation of children’s rights and influence legislation to...
05 Oct 2009
‘Ceske Noviny’ reports that an advertising agency asked Slovakian Roma, working on a construction site in the centre of Prague to wear yellow T-shirts saying “I should have learned better!”, as part of a campaign...
11 Sep 2009
‘Prague Watchdog’ reports how the situation changed in the EU concerning asylum requests after the application of Dublin regulations. There is a difference between Western and Eastern EU countries regarding “the rule of law,...
24 Aug 2009
‘Radio Praha’ reports that Amnesty International sent a letter to Canadian Immigration Minister calling on Ottawa to scrap tourist visas for Czechs, drawing attention on what they called ‘serious human rights concerns’ in...

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