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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 ►