Government Council for Human Rights

The Council of the Government of the Czech Republic for Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as the "Council") is a permanent advisory body to the Government in the field of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the territory of the Czech Republic. It was established under Government Resolution No 809 of 9 December 1998.

The Council monitors compliance with the Constitution of the Czech Republic, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and other legislation governing the protection of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Council further monitors the national implementation of international commitments of the Czech Republic in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the obligations arising from:

  • the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
  • the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
  • the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,
  • the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination,
  • the Convention on the Rights of the Child,
  • the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and
  • the Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishmenth.

The Council Chairman convenes meetings of the Council at least four times a year. Activities of the Council are governed by the Statute and the Rules of Procedure. Its secretariat is a part of the organisational structure of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.

Contact Address

Mr. Jakub Machačka
Head of the Secretariat

  • Secretary to the Government Council for Human Rights

  • Committee for Sexual Minorities

email: machacka.jakub@vlada.cz

Mrs. Natalie Illková

  • Committee against Torture
  • Committe for the Rights of the Child

e-mail: illkova.natalie@vlada.cz

Mrs. Dominika Otrošinová

  • Committee for the Rights of Foreigners
  • Working Group on Human Rights and Modern Technologies

e-mail: otrosinova.dominika@vlada.cz

Mrs. Barbora Hnátová

  • Committee for the Fundamental Rights and Prevention of Discrimination
  • Working Group on the Protection of the Rights of Persons at Risk of Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Working Group on the Protection of the Rights of Older Persons

e-mail: hnatova.barbora@vlada.cz

Address:

Secretariat of the Government Council for Human Rights

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4
118 01 Praha 1 - Malá Strana

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