In a follow up report on the Czech Republic, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL concludes that the country has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but still needs to make progress in certain areas.
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved a EUR 300 million loan to the Czech Republic to finance health expenditure to combat the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The government of the Czech Republic has made a non-earmarked voluntary contribution of EUR 35,083.62 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021 and towards follow-up to Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant children in Europe.
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.
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published on Thursday the report on its October 2018 periodic visit to the Czech Republic.
The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of the Council of Europe has published reports on the situation with regional and minority languages in Hungary and Czech Republic.
In a report published on Monday, the Council of Europe’s anti money laundering body MONEYVAL finds that, despite progress in the Czech Republic to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing, the authorities should take a more proactive approach with regard to ML investigations.
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.