November 13, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
Romani children are continuing to be placed in special needs schools by Czech authorities, despite a European Court of Human Rights decision, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. The case was decided over seven years ago, and involved a group of primary-school Roma children who were ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Ann Schober
Amnesty International (AI) released a report Tuesday detailing the chronic prevalence of hate crimes and discrimination perpetrated against the Roma diaspora in Europe. The "briefing," released on International Roma Day, urges European leaders to "commit, visibly and wholeheartedly, to eradicating ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Addison Morris
A Slovak court announced Thursday that the death sentence of 98 year-old Laszlo Csatary has been commuted to a sentence of life imprisonment in order to adhere to modern Slovak law. A court in Czechoslovakia sentenced Csatary to death in absentia in 1948, but the country subsequently abolished the ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on Monday voted to impeach outgoing President Vaclav Klaus for charges of treason. After a 38 to 30 vote, the Senate filed a complaint in the Constitutional Court averring that Klaus violated the constitution by refusing to appoint judges, ...[read more]
March 2, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Leaders from 25 European Union (EU) countries on Friday signed the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance which is directed at improving fiscal discipline and promoting greater financial information disclosure between member states. The central tenet of the treaty is a balanced budget ...[read more]
March 31, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Czech Republic's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned parts of a controversial data retention law that obligated telecommunications companies to maintain records of their customers' internet and telephone usage. The court found that paragraphs 3 and 4 of § 97 of the Electronic ...[read more]
November 13, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 13, 2007, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled 13-4 that the educational separation of Roma children in the Czech Republic violated their rights. The court held that the separation amounts to racial discrimination in violation of Article 14 of the European Convention on ...[read more]
November 10, 2010
by Aman Kakar
The Czech Republic continues to discriminate against Roma school children despite a court order, according to a complaint filed Monday with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the European Roma Rights Centre and the Greek Helsinki Monitor. ...[read more]
July 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 1997, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited the former communist nations of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the alliance. This was the first invitation of former communist nations to join NATO since the end of the Cold War. The three countries would later ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 16, 2003, the 2003 Treaty of Accession was signed by 10 countries, admitting them for European Union (EU) ascension. After Malta and Cyprus, eight of the ten new EU nations (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) were former communist ...[read more]

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