Human rights are a key part of the agenda of the United Nations Office in Geneva.
Geneva hosts the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Human Rights Council as well as many treaty bodies’ meetings. The Czech Republic is currently a member of the Human Rights Council (2012-2014).
Protection and promotion of human rights is a longstanding priority of the Czech foreign policy. While pursuing its human rights policy in multilateral forums, the Czech Republic places special emphasis on civil society, human rights defenders, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of the media and civil and political rights in general as well as on international human rights mechanisms. The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic in Geneva is instrumental for realizing the Czech human rights policy priorities and for making the Czech Republic an active, visible, trusted and consistent actor in the global human rights arena.
The Czech Republic is a State Party to most key human rights treaties.