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Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský spoke at the meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Turin

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The meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Turin, Italy, on 20 May 2022, was an opportunity for the foreign ministers of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe to discuss some key issues of this international… more ►

Russia was excluded from the Council of Europe with immediate effect

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The Russian Federation has, by its aggression against Ukraine, seriously violated Art. 3 of the Statute of the Council of Europe containing an obligation to comply with the rule of law. more ►

The Czech Republic Supported the Suspension of Russia's Membership Rights in the Council of Europe

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The Committee of Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe decided in Strasbourg on February 25, 2022, that the Russian Federation will be, in accordance with Article 8 of the Statute of this international organization, suspended from its… more ►

Kateřina Šimáčková takes up the post of judge at the ECtHR

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On 13 December 2021, Ms. Kateřina Šimáčková took office as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for the Czech Republic. The inauguration ceremony took place at the Human Rights Building in Strasbourg. more ►

Ambassador Petr Válek meets the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Róbert Ragnar Spanó

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On 18 November 2021, Ambassador Petr Válek, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, met with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Mr. Róbert Ragnar Spanó. more ►

Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution towards the CoE Action Plan on Protecting Vulnerable Persons in the Context of Migration and Asylum in Europe

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The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 400,000 (approximately €16,336) to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan on protecting vulnerable persons in the context of migration… more ►

Commemoration of the fallen

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On November 1, 2021, Ambassador Válek participated, on the invitation of the mayor of Strasbourg, at the solemn ceremony held at the local military cemetery in Strasbourg to commemorate the French and other soldiers fallen in both World Wars. more ►

Council of Europe awards Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2021 to Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava

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The ninth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours extraordinary civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to Belarusian opposition leader and activist Maria Kalesnikava. The 60,000-euro prize was… more ►