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The Czech Republic a new member of the UNHCR Executive Committee

The 65th session of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was held in Geneva from 30th September to 3rd October 2014. more ►

HRC27: The Czech Republic on African situations

During the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council the Czech Republic addressed the human rights situation in the Sudan, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. In all cases the Czech Republic condemned the continuing violence and human… more ►

HRC27: Czech Republic concerned about crisis in Ukraine

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The Czech Republic expressed concern about the human rights situation in the East of Ukraine and in illegally annexed Crimea. Actions of armed groups with a devastating impact on civilians and civilian structures must stop, the Czech Republic… more ►

HRC27: The Czech Republic on the 8th report of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

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During the interactive dialogue with members of the independent international commission of inquiry on Syria, established three years ago, the Czech Republic commented on the conclusions and recommendations of its 8th written report. The… more ►

HRC27: Czech Republic concerned about situation in Ukraine, Libya, Iraq

The Czech Republic expressed concern about crisis situations in Ukraine, Libya and Iraq which impact adversely on human rights. Civilians in Crimea and eastern regions of Ukraine continue to face human rights abuses by armed groups, the Czech… more ►

HRC27: The Czech Republic on prosecutors in transitional situations

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In the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, the Czech Republic highlighted the independence and impartiality of prosecutors as factors… more ►

HRC27: Czech Republic welcomes new High Commissioner, stresses his independence

The Czech Republic encouraged the new High Commissioner for Human Rights to lead a frank and open dialogue with States and the Human Rights Council (HRC). The legitimacy of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) “stems from… more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic addresses human rights situations in the world

The Czech Republic condemned the alarming restrictions to freedom of expression and media plurality in Iran, China and Russian Federation. more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic on the human rights violations in the CAR

The Czech Republic intervened in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic Ms Marie-Therese Keita Bocoum who presented her first written report to the Human Rights Council.… more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic calls on DPRK to halt human rights violations

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) must stop its large-scale violations of human rights, the Czech Republic said at the dialogue with Mr. Marzuki Darusman, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the DPRK. The… more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic calls for human rights improvements in Belarus

The situation of human rights in Belarus remains dire and is of concern, the Czech Republic said in the dialogue with Mr. Miklós Haraszti, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, which took place at the 26th session of… more ►

The Czech Republic welcomed the Friend of the CD President on Enlargement

Czech Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Kateřina Sequensová, intervened on behalf of the Informal Group of Observer States (IGOS) in the plenary of the Conference on Disarmament on June 17, 2014. more ►

HRC26: Czech Republic addresses the human rights situation in Syria

The Czech Republic expressed its deep concern by the widespread and systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Syria. more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic condemned human rights violations in Eritrea

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Eritrea Ms Sheila Keetharuth, the Czech Republic condemned the continuing massive human rights violations in the country. more ►

HRC26: Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

The Czech Republic intervened in the Interactive Dialogue of the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Ms. Gabriela Knaul on the issue of judicial accountability and… more ►

HRC26: Czech Republic defends OHCHR independence

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) must be able to act as an independent force, the Czech Republic underscored at the opening of the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC26) 10 June 2014. The Czech… more ►

HRC26: The Czech Republic on freedom of expression, assembly and association

The Czech Republic participated in the Interactive Dialogue of the Human Rights Council with the Special Rapporteurs on the right to promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and on the rights to freedom of… more ►

The Czech Republic intervened on FMCT in the Conference on Disarmament

Czech Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Kateřina Sequensová, contributed to the debate on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) on June 5 being held under the Schedule of Activities in the Conference on… more ►

HRC25: The Czech Republic on worrying human rights situations in the world

The Czech Republic condemned the troubling human rights situation in Syria, DPRK, Iran and China. In its intervention on situations that require the Human Rights Council’s attention, it also pronounced its concerns about the recent developments… more ►

HRC: Czech Republic defends purity of UPR process, condemns reprisals

The Czech Republic has defended the fundamental features of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. more ►

More effort needed to sustain transition in Myanmar/Burma, Czech Republic says

Although encouraged by reform efforts and past releases of political prisoners in Myanmar/Burma, the Czech Republic underlines that further efforts are needed to sustain the transition process in the country. more ►

Human rights in DPRK: Czech Republic urges action to stop atrocities

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The Czech Republic has urged for a strong action to stop systematic human rights violations and crimes against humanity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported recently by the UN Commission of Inquiry (CoI). more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic in a dialogue on Syria

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The Czech Republic expressed its dismay at the continued widespread gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Syria. more ►

The Czech Republic addressed the human rights situation in Iran

Within the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, held in Geneva on 17th March 2014, the Czech Republic called on Iran to establish cooperation with… more ►

HRC: Czech Republic calls for protection of civil society

Civil society is „indispensable for any genuine attempt to ensure and sustain human rights for all“, the Czech Republic underlined at the Human Rights Council (HRC) panel on the promotion and protection of civil society space held on 11 March… more ►

HRC: The Czech Rep. on the interlink between free discourse and religious freedoms

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The close interlink between free discourse and religious freedoms was stressed by the Czech Republic during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief that took place on 12 March 2013 in Geneva. more ►

HRC: The Czech Rep. in the Interactive Dialogues on Torture and the HR Defenders

On 10th March 2014, the Czech Republic participated in the Interactive Dialogues with the UN Special Rapporteurs on Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders. more ►

UPR18: Czech Republic makes 42 recommendations to 9 countries

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The Czech Republic made a total of 42 recommendations to 9 countries under human rights scrutiny at the winter session of the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva (27 January-7 February 2014). Further, the Czech Republic sent all 14 countries… more ►

HRC: Czech statement on Item 2 focuses on civil society, Egypt, Myanmar/Burma, DPRK

Civil society and a wide democratic space are key for the realization of human rights, underlined the Czech Republic in the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on 7 March 2014. The Czech intervention also… more ►

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic addressed the Human Rights Council

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On 4th March 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek addressed the High-Level Segment of the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. more ►

Minister Zaorálek addressed the Conference on Disarmament

On 4th March 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek addressed the High-Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament. more ►

The Czech Republic on behalf of IGOS at the Conference on Disarmament

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Since 2012 the Czech Republic has been coordinating activities of the Informal Group of Observer States (IGOS). more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic on the situation in the Central African Republic

The Czech Republic supported convening of the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in the Central African Republic, which was held in Geneva on 20th January 2014. more ►

The Czech Republic on the Bacteriological and Toxin Weapons

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The Czech Republic addressed the Meeting of the States Parties of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC). more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic addresses worrying human rights situations in the world

The Czech Republic remains deeply concerned about the deplorable human rights situation in Syria, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Iran, Belarus and China. more ►

The Czech Republic on Somalia, Sudan and the Central African Republic.

The Czech Republic intervened in the Interactive Dialogues of the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council with the Independent Experts for Somalia and Sudan and on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic. more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic concerned about human rights violations in DPRK

The Czech Republic is deeply concerned about continuing grave and systematic violations of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and urges Pyongyang to fully cooperate with the UN Commission of Inquiry established… more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic addressed the Commission of Inquiry on Syria

The Czech Republic intervened in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria. more ►

The Czech Republic in the dialogue on promotion of truth and justice

The Czech Republic intervened in the Interactive Dialogue of the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff. more ►

HRC: The Czech Republic on Egypt, political participation and Myanmar/ Burma

In a debate opening the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Czech Republic has expressed concern over violence in Egypt and Myanmar/ Burma and commended the UN High Commissioner's work facilitating political participation. more ►