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Act on Residence of Aliens on the Territory of the Czech Republic and Amendments to other Acts (No. 326/1999) of 30 November 1999

24. 5. 04
The Act on Residence of Aliens defines aliens as all physical persons who are not citizens of the Czech Republic. This act does not cover asylum seekers and people who have applied for asylum. In contrast, the act covers EU citizens who enjoy more favorable conditions when applying for temporary and permanent residency as a result of the 2002 EU-harmonization amendment. Since 1999, residence of al...

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Social Security

24. 5. 04
In the fourth chapter of the comparative study, the author declares the need to compare individual, self-contained social security systems in the Czech Republic with those in a number of European countries. At the beginning, three conceptual approaches are put forward for dealing with the issue of migration and national systems of social security. The following text describes compares the followin...
research reports and studies

Return Migration: Policies and Practices in Europe

24. 5. 04
Return migration has in recent decades emerged as a critical element of many governments' migration policy - an integral part of effective migration management, alongside strong border management and timely and fair asylum processes. It is seen by many as the cornerstone of any successful strategy to prevent or deter irregular migration and residence in EU states. Yet it is evident that most EU go...
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Albanian community in the Czech Republic and the emigration of Albanians, past and present

24. 5. 04
In the first part of the article, the author examines migration and the character of integration of Albanians in the Czech Republic. The beginning of the Albanian community in the Czech Republic can be traced back to the 1980s, when the Czech Republic served as a relatively inexpensive base for Albanian gastarbeiters (‘guest workers’) working in Germany. The author also deals with th...
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Act on the Rights of Members of National Minorities

24. 5. 04
After ten years, the act fulfills and implements the provisions of Article 25, Paragraph 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees to citizens-members of national and ethnic minorities: a) the right to education in their own language; b) the right to use their language when dealing with government authorities; and c) the right to take part in resolving issues related to...
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Goods and services

24. 5. 04
The fifth chapter of the comparative study so far has no comparative part, so it is essentially a description of the current situation in the Czech Republic. At the beginning, the author introduces the evaluation criteria for determining discriminatory behavior in the area of goods and services. Subsequently, the basic principles of discriminatory behavior in the provision of goods and services ar...
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Who is the next victim? Vulnerability of young Romanian women to trafficking in human beings

24. 5. 04
Romania is one of the main countries of origin in South Eastern Europe for victims of trafficking, most of whom are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The number of trafficking cases and their dynamics in Romania over the last few years speak of a reality that has already settled in.Could anybody become a victim of trafficking? Is just any woman a potential victim of trafficking? T...
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Education

24. 5. 04
The second chapter of the comparative study contrasts the availability of education, scholarships and other services as well as language training for foreigners in the Czech Republic with the current situation in Sweden and France. The authors compare the above aspects of education for foreigners at three levels of schooling: elementary, secondary and university. The work also compares adult langu...
research reports and studies

Employment Act

24. 5. 04
This is the basic legal instrument as regards the conditions for entering the Czech Republic’s labor market. The act also contains provisions regarding Employment Offices, retraining, livelihood of those seeking employment and also employment of disabled persons. Employment of foreigners (and citizens of EU member states) is covered by Sections 2 to 2e (the requirement to have both an employmen...

COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM (Full text)

24. 5. 04
The comparative study aimed at providing a comparison of problematic provisions of Czech legal regulations and Czech practice in relation to foreigners with the corresponding provisions in the legal framework of selected European countries. The selective criterion was the existence of an element of discrimination in the individual Czech regulations. The comparative approach resulted in proposals o...
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Economic indicators influencing migration

24. 5. 04
The author discusses four economic indicators that have an impact on international migration: per capita GDP, unemployment rate, quality of education and presence of migrants in the target country. The article explains the relation between the individual indicators and migration and ends with a discussion of the complexity of motives behind migration, with economic factors playing an important, b...
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Subsidiary forms of protection

24. 5. 04
The eighth chapter of the comparative study analyzes the implementation of a EU directive which stipulates the minimum provisions governing temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons. This chapter will be expanded to include a comparison with the leave-to-remain practice based on the principle of non-refoulement in France and perhaps also other European countries. S...
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Employment and self-employment

24. 5. 04
The first chapter of the study compares the overall approach and conditions of doing business and employing foreigners in the Czech Republic with the relevant regulations and practices in Ireland and Germany. This part of the study includes charts contrasting the situation in the three countries. The text is complemented with a list of regulations, literature and Internet resources. Summary: ...
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Moldova Migration Management, Assessment 2003

24. 5. 04
IOM Moldova has released the first comprehensive assessment of migration management structures conducted in Moldova - a country where one third of the working age population is working abroad, many illegally. The 53-page assessment, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, includes new recommendations on migration management as Moldova looks to its new role as a border...
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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE MIGRATION PROGRAM – Political participation, involvement in public life and association in unions

24. 5. 04
The author of the study’s sixth chapter has gone beyond the methodological frame of the study. The chapter analyzes the legal framework of involvement in public life on the part of foreigners. At the outset, the author defines the terms ‘political participation’ and ‘involvement in public life’ from the perspective of social sciences. What follows is an analysis of the forms of political participa...
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