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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 ►

Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution in support of the European Court of Human Rights

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The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of EUR 25,000 to the special account at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). more ►

The Czech Republic and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) signed a donor contribution agreement worth CZK 1.2 million (approximately € 47,264) towards CEB’s Green Social Investment Fund (GSIF)

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The donor contribution agreement was signed on 16th September 2020 by Ambassador Petr Válek, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, and Mr Rolf Wenzel, CEB Governor. more ►

Presentation of credentials by the new Ambassador

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On 7 September 2021, Ambassador Petr Válek presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić. more ►

Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution towards the CoE Action plans for Georgia and Ukraine

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The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 900,000 (approximately €35,163) to support the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for… more ►

Council of Europe awarded Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020 to a leader of the Saudi feminist movement Loujain Alhathloul

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The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2020 has been awarded at the start of the spring plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg on 19 April 2021. more ►

Tomáš Boček re-appointed as Vice-Governor for Target Group Countries of the Council of Europe Development Bank

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At its 228th meeting held on 16 April 2021, the Governing Board of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) re-appointed Ambassador Tomáš Boček to the post of Vice-Governor for Target Group Countries for a mandate from 16 August 2021 to 15… more ►

The Czech Republic signed an additional grant agreement with the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) for a CZK 1 200 000 contribution to the Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

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The grant agreement was signed on 17 December 2020 by Ambassador Emil Ruffer, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, and Mr Rolf Wenzel, CEB Governor. This is the second contribution by the Czech Republic to the… more ►

Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution towards the CoE Action plan for Georgia and deposits the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (revised)

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The government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 400,000 (approximately €15,170) to support the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. more ►

The Czech Republic made a voluntary contribution of CZK 900,000 to the Council of Europe

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The Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Emil Ruffer, signed on 28 October 2020, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms. Gabriella-Battaini Dragoni, a donor… more ►

Visit of Mr Pavel Zeman, Prosecutor General of the Czech Republic, to the Council of Europe (22 October 2020)

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The Prosecutor General of the Czech Republic, Mr Pavel Zeman, visited Strasbourg on 22 October 2020 to engage in an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The discussion was focused on the situation in… more ►

Exhibition ´The Pernstein women and Europe´

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On September 16, 2020, the exhibition Pernstein Women and Europe has been unveiled in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The exhibition was prepared by the East Bohemian Museum in Pardubice and inaugurated with the participation of the… more ►

Czech legal expert appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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On 27 May 2020 during its 1376th session, the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe elected Mr Harald Christian Scheu from the Law Faculty of the Charles University, Prague, in respect of the Czech Republic to the list… more ►

The CoE Development Bank has approved a € 300 million loan to the Czech Republic to finance health expenditure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) loan will support the Czech government in furthering its efforts to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 by covering 90% of the total cost required in the immediate term. It will enable the… more ►

The Czech Republic made a voluntary contribution of CZK 900,000 to the Council of Europe.

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The Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Emil Ruffer, signed on 18 December 2019, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms. Gabriella-Battaini Dragoni, a donor… more ►

Exhibition of photographs to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

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The Permanent Representatives of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe, Ambassadors Emil Ruffer and Marek Eštok, together with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić, officially… more ►

Side-event on CAHDI and its Contribution to the International Law Practice

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On 31 October 2019, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York and the Council of Europe Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) organized a side-event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York… more ►

Ceremony in honour of the Czechoslovak victims of Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp

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On March 11, 2019, the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Mr. Peter Pellegrini, and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe, H.E. Mr. Emil Ruffer, honoured the memory of Czech and Slovak… more ►

The Czech Republic signed the Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data

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The Czech Republic signed the Protocol on 10 October 2018 on the occasion of its opening for signature ceremony together with 20 other countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia,… more ►

Events commemorating 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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On October 10, 2018, a reception and an exhibition were held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of creation of Czechoslovakia, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic and the… more ►

Concert in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

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A concert of the Czech legendary jazz rock band Energit was organized by the Permanent Mission in Strasbourg to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia. It took place on 11 April 2019 in the… more ►

Council of Europe awarded this year’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize to Ilham Tohti and the Youth Iniciative for Human Rights

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This year’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, awarded at the start of the autumn plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, is for the first time in its history shared by two laureates… more ►

Czech diplomat Tomáš Boček appointed to the post of Vice-Governor for Target Group Countries of the CEB

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At its 222nd meeting held on 29 March 2019, the Governing Board of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) appointed Mr. Tomáš Boček to the post of Vice-Governor for Target Group Countries. more ►

Dr. Válek, Director of the International Law Department, Presented the reports of the CAHDI to the Committee of Ministers

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The Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) deals with questions of international law, for instance with the immunities of States and international organizations, reservations to treaties and international humanitarian… more ►

Personal data processing and protection at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA) processes and protects personal data in accordance with the applicable legislation. more ►

CoE depositary to the Declaration on Jurisdictional Immunities of State Owned Cultural Property

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Authentic texts of the Declarations signed by competent representatives of the 9 countries - Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Albania, Georgia, Slovakia and the Netherlands - have been transmitted to the Sekretariat of the… more ►