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Press Releases 2012

01. 08. 2012

Increased number of cases

The Defender received a total of 1986 cases in the second quarter of 2012, which is up 289 cases compared to the same period last year. He noted an increase in the number of cases in relation to public administration – 1251...

20. 07. 2012

Long-lasting non-observance of the Lotteries Act and municipal edicts

The Defender informed the Chamber of Deputies that the Ministry of Finance has not taken measures to remedy its previous illegal practice in permitting betting games operated through so-called other technical gaming equipment...

07. 06. 2012

Research confirms indirect discrimination against Romany pupils

Although the proportion of Romany people in the Czech Republic ranges from 1.4 – 2.8 % of the total number of inhabitants, 32 % of pupils in practical elementary schools are Romany children. This figure is based on a survey...

26. 04. 2012

Comments on draft directive to specify the model, details and design of Social Systems Cards

Draft directive to specify the model, details and design of Social Systems Cards, the model, details and design of the Confirmation of the Loss, Theft, Damage or Destruction of a Social Systems Card, and the model of Standardised...

14. 03. 2012

People's chance to defend welfare claim declines

Brno, March 14 (CTK) – The chance of Czechs to defend themselves against the authority's decision not to grant them welfare benefits has declined under the new welfare system valid since January, Ombudsman Pavel Varvarovsky said...

14. 03. 2012

Ombudsman criticises courts' sluggishness

Brno, March 14 (CTK) – The situation in the Czech judiciary threatens people's right to just court proceedings, since courts decide too slowly, mainly in civilian, guardianship, distraint and insolvency proceedings, Ombudsman...

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