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Current trends in migration in the Czech Republic (regional aspects)

24. 5. 04
Like other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEc), the Czech Republic has been going through a process of transition/transformation of its society while building a new, developed, democratic, pluralistic and parliamentary society based on a free-market economy. This process has been and, further, is to be cemented by inclusion of CEEc in various Western political, economic and military stru...

Act on Acquiring and Losing Czech Citizenship (No. 40/1993)

24. 5. 04
At the end of 1992, the Czech Republic set out the criteria according to which citizens of the former Czechoslovak Federal Republic would be able to acquire Czech citizenship. The act also laid down the general method of acquiring citizenship. The act provides for a number of ways through which citizenship can be acquired (e.g. by birth). Furthermore, the act stipulates (rather strictly) in what ...

Minorities and migrants in the Czech Republic: Us and them in the 21st century multicultural society

24. 5. 04
The collection has three parts. The first part includes an in-depth discussion of international migration and multiculturalism as well as an overview of legal issues connected to migrants and minorities. The second part includes chapters on groups of immigrants in the Czech Republic (see keywords). The last part covers the life that the Roma and Czechs share. On top of the more descriptive chapter...

British asylum myths

24. 5. 04
The author explores three questions relating to asylum procedures in the UK: Is the UK’s immigration policy ‘soft’? Do asylum applicants come mainly for economic reasons? Do asylum applicant bring disease into the country? These myths are analyzed and demythologized or put into an appropriate context using statistical data and other relevant information.
Refugees in CEE

Act on Asylum and on Amending the Act No. 283/1991 on Police as Amended (Act No. 325/1999)

24. 5. 04
The act No. 325/1999 implements the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in the Czech legal system. The act lists four reasons for granting an asylum: 1) internationally accepted definition as specified in the Geneva Convention of 1951, i.e. demonstration of justified fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a certain social group or holding certain politica...
Refugees in CEE

Immigration and the Czech Republic

19. 5. 04
This paper presents an overview of international migration in the Czech Republic, with a special focus on labour immigration. Currently the Czech Republic is an immigration and transit country. The most important immigration segment - economic immigrants create a colourful mosaic of various ethnicities (80% of them from Europe) each group with their own different economic strategy and niche are th...

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

18. 5. 04
The Act on Residence of Aliens defines aliens as all natural 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 an EU-harmonizing amendment of 2002. Since 1999, residence of ali...


18. 5. 04
The beginning of the comparative study’s seventh chapter defines the term “state citizenship”. The comparison deals with the conditions for naturalization of foreigners, ways of making it simpler for second and third generation immigrants to obtain citizenship and dual citizenship. Czech legislation and practice are compared with the corresponding legislation of Germany, Austria,...
research reports and studies

Resolution of the Czech Republic’s Government providing for integration of refugees in 2004

28. 1. 04
Related link: Resolution of the Government (full text) State program of integration Abstract: Stanislav Gross, the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior, presented a draft proposal providing for integration of refugees in 2004. The following priorities were set in the area of integration: Czech language training, Provision of housing, employment assistance (retraining)...
Refugees in CEE
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