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Press Releases 2018

05. 09. 2018

Disabled man received an additional back payment of his pension in the amount of 1.030.000 CZK after the intervention of the Ombudswoman

The Ombudswoman received a complaint from a man who had been severely physically and mentally ill since his childhood with no hope to ever recover. His disability pension has been for years very low (about CZK 3,000/EUR 120 per...

31. 08. 2018

Recommendation of the Czech Ombudswoman on equal access to preschool education

The first recommendations on equal access to preschool education were issued already in 2010 by then Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský. They were his response to complaints raised by parents whose children had not been admitted to a...

26. 06. 2018

Return of property seized by Communists

Nearly 30 years after the Velvet Revolution the Czech ombudsman still receives complaints regarding the return of the property confiscated by the Communist regime. In the past five years, deputy ombudsman Stanislav Krecek dealt...

06. 06. 2018

The Czech Ombudsman criticises Payment of subsistence support in vouchers only

Effective from 1 December 2017, the statutory rules for payment of subsistence support benefits have changed. The labour office must mandatorily pay at least 35% of the benefits to persons who are in material need for longer than...

23. 05. 2018

Discriminatory prohibition of entry into a store with a baby carriage

A woman approached the Ombudsman with a complaint that she had often been denied access to a shop with her baby carriage. She specifically described a case involving a corner shop with over-the-counter sale. The complainant had...

16. 05. 2018

The Czech Equality Body publishes the summary report 2017

The Equality Body of the Czech Republic – the Ombudswoman – published the summary report for the year 2017 informing about her main activities in the field of protection against discrimination. The Ombudswoman received 384...

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