The Czech Republic has taken important steps to combat trafficking in human beings, but improvements are needed through legislative, policy and practical measures, says the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) in a report issued on Tuesday.Continue Reading

On 2 December 2019, the Council of Europe and the Czech Judicial Academy held a seminar in Prague to launch the online course of combating trafficking in human beings developed under the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe. The seminar was attended by 26 Czech judges, prosecutors and judicial assistants.Continue Reading

In a letter to Czech PM Andrej Babiš and Education Minister Robert Plaga, the Commissioner for Human Rights addresses proposed changes to Decree 27/2016 Coll. on the education of pupils with special education needs. The Commissioner expresses her concern that these changes could have a negative impact on the right of all children, including Roma children and children with disabilities, to inclusive education.Continue Reading