Supreme Administrative Court submitted a motion to the Constitutional Court to declare a provision regarding periodical review of lawfulness of detention unconstitutional

Namely, the provision in question is §129(3) of the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic no. 326/1999 Sb. that states that a foreigner is entitled to request release from detention no earlier than 30 days from…

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CERD – Concluding observations on the Czech Republic

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued their Concluding observations on the Czech Republic on 29.8.2019. In the field of migration, the Committee critisizes above all hate speech against refugees including hate speech by members of parliament and government;…

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HOME IN A NEW COUNTRY II.– Help for unaccompanied underage children

Reg.n.: AMIF/22/01 Organisation for Aid to Refugees (OPU) is implementing a new project ‘HOME IN A NEW COUNTRY II.’ since September 2019, with the purpose of improving the status of underage international protection applicants and foreigners who come unaccompanied (without…

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Who are we?

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) has been helping refugees and foreigners in the Czech Republic for 25 years.

OPU is non-profit and non-state organization and its main activities include providing free legal and social counselling to applicants for international protection and to other foreigners in the Czech Republic, organizing training programmes for both professionals and the general public, and other activities aimed at promoting integration of foreigners.

One of the OPU’s goals is to fight against xenophobia and racial and ethnic intolerance.