CoE Convention on Equal Participation of Foreigners to be ratified by the Czech Parliament


The ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level is currently dealt with by the Czech Parliament. However, the Government proposes the reservations to the entire Chapters "B" - Electoral Rights, and "C" - Consultative Bodies. OPU disagrees with the reservations and believes that the adoption of the Convention with the empty content is a useless step reflecting well the discriminatory and exploitative nature of the Czech migration policy. OPU approached the members of the Parliament asking them to withdraw the reservations. More you can find in the attachment.