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Czech Human Rights Minister visiting Duchcov, Kadaň and Krupka today

Prague, 19.5.2014 19:59, (ROMEA)
Czech Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportuntities and Legislation Jiří Dienstbier (PHOTO: Petr Vilgus, Wikimedia)
Czech Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportuntities and Legislation Jiří Dienstbier (PHOTO: Petr Vilgus, Wikimedia)

The Czech Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, Jiří Dientsbier, who is also responsible for the Human Rights Section at the Office of the Government, will be visiting more towns in northern Bohemia on Monday 19 May 2014, specifically, Duchcov, Kadaň and Krupka. The minister and his team will be meeting the mayors of these three towns and representatives of the non-governmental sector focusing on the issues of human rights and social exclusion.   

The minister hopes he can start a dialogue, the aim of which would be to get to know which areas there need assistance and which have examples of good practice to offer. Dienstbier is following up on his visit to the Šluknov foothills last Monday, which he made together with Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec and Czech Labor and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová Tominová at the invitation of local mayors.   

"Both our previous trip and this one have been planned for some time. They are part of the topics I am focusing on as minister. In our communication with the mayors and with the institutions and organizations working directly in the field we want to find ways to help through examples of good practice in the areas of indebtedness, overpriced residential hotels, poverty and social housing," Dienstbier said, adding that this will not be his last visit to the region. 

"People from my team are definitely not out of touch with what is happening in the field and have been active there for years," Dienstbier said. The schedule of today's visit is as follows:

8:45 – Arrival in Duchcov (Town Hall on nám. Republiky 20/5) – Mayor Ing. Jitka Bártová
10:20 – Meeting with the Květina civic association, a drop-in facility
11:00 – Krupka (arrival at the Town Hall in Krupka)
Working lunch with Mayor of Krupka Dr. Matouš
12.45 – Counseling Center for Citizenship and Human Rights
14:30 – Meeting with the Mayor of Kadaň, Dr. Kulhánek (Town Hall, Mírové náměstí 1),– contact with Ms Svobodová at the mayor's     secretariat, launch of the "Street League"

press release of the Government of the Czech Republic, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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