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Press Releases 2015

17. 12. 2015

Notice concerning the matter of residential facilities providing social care services without authorisation

In the past quarter, the Defender exercised her power under the Public Defender of Rights Act and approached the Government with the findings she obtained in systematic visits of nine facilities providing their clients, aside...

01. 12. 2015

Comments on the bill amending Act on victims of crime

The Defender disagreed with the planned change that would extend the deadline for the provision of financial assistance to an indefinite period and she stressed this aspect to the submitter within the commentary procedure.

20. 11. 2015

Systematic visit to the Facility for Detention of Foreigners in Bělá-Jezová

On 31 August 2015, together with the employees of the Office of the Public Defender of Rights and interpreters, the Defender visited the Facility For Detention of Foreigners in Bělá-Jezová. After inspecting the premises,...

09. 11. 2015

Defender’s own initiative - modification of the façade of a historical building

The Defender became aware of the case of significant modifications of the façade of “U Zlaté koule” building (situated in Olomouc) thanks to a news report published by an on-line daily. The publicly available information...

29. 10. 2015

Number of complaints in the 3rd quarter of 2015

A total of 1658 complaints were received in the 3rd quarter of 2015, which is 512 less than in the same period last year. The Defender was approached by 1078 persons in matters falling within my competence under the law, which is...

15. 10. 2015

Czech ombudsman criticises conditions in refugee facility

The severe conditions which children and families with children have to endure in Bělá-Jezová constitute a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Objectively speaking,...

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