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Human Rights Department

 

The Human Rights Department focuses on human rights in connection with the international community, especially in the bodies of international organizations, such as the UN, Council of Europe and OSCE. It follows the development of international law in the area of human rights and ensures the participation of the Czech Republic in its codification by organizing negotiations on international documents on human rights within the framework of the state.


Human rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are covered by the Human Rights Department. Its activities are based on the governmental statement, the Concept of the Czech Republic´s Foreign Policy and the newly approved Concept of Human Rights.

The Human Righs Department focuses on human rights and basic freedoms in the environment of the international community, especially in the respective bodies of international organizations, such as the UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, etc. It ensures the Czech Republic´s participation in international conferences, seminars, sessions and other events related to human rights.

It follows the development of international law in the area of human rights and ensures the Czech Republic´s participation in its codification by organizing negotiations on international documents on human rights within the framework of the state.

In the range of its competence it maintains contacts and cooperates with the state institutions focusing on human rights, especially with the Czech Government´s Representative for Human Rights, Government Council for Human Rights and its expert committees, the Council for National Minorities of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ombudsman´s Office, selected ministries, bodies of the Czech Parliament, but also with the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. It cooperates with both Czech and international non-governmental organizations in the area of human rights and basic freedoms protection.

The Human Rights Department relies on the help and cooperation of all MFA departments and offices abroad. Mostly it cooperates with Permanent Missions to international organizations, especially with the Missions in Brussels ( EU, NATO) and Vienna (UN, OSCE), and the Czech Embassy in Warsaw(OSCE).

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