Administration of Justice

Country Profile (BBC)
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1108489.stm

Includes a brief overview, facts and information about leaders and media in Czech Republic.

Criminality in 2006
www.ok.cz/iksp/docs/345.pdf

This report contains information about crime based on police statistics, organized crime in Czech Republic, the prison system, crime victims as reported by police statistics, and drug crime in Czech Republic. In English.

Czech Statistical Office
www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/home

Provides statistics organized by topics, such as macro economy, GDP, environment and agriculture, labor and social statistics, population and elections. Also includes links to various European statistical sources.

National Criminal Justice Profiles
www.heuni.fi/uploads/gok8etje.pdf

Contains information on the criminal justice system of Czech Republic.

Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic
These data cover the dispositions of accused persons, the sex breakdown of offenders found guilty, and the sentences to which offenders were sentenced. Users should scroll down to link 25 for statistics on "Justice, Crime and Accidents."

The World Factbook (CIA)
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ez.html

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Czech Republic. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Czech Republic
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/ascii/WFBCJCZE.TXT

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of the Czech Republic. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview
europeandcis.undp.org/anticorruption/show/40AF3378-F203-1EE9-BC1B225EE997C12F

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on the Czech Republic's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure


Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview
www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/country-overviews/cz

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in the Czech Republic. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.


Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report
An overview of the current human rights status of Czech Republic as determined by the Amnesty International Report. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Czech Republic
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Czech Republic
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in the Czech Republic, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Freedom Watch - Political Rights and Civil Liberties
Country report including basis political, economic, and social data arranged in the following categories: population, gross national income per capita (GNI/per capita), life-expectancy, religious groups, ethnic groups, captial, political rights, civil liberties, status, and a ten-year ratings timeline. Includes reports from 2002-2007, 2008.


Research & Statistics

Criminal Justice System in the Czech Republic

For several years, the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) has carried out an ambitious project of providing comparative information on criminal justice systems in various countries. The Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention has produced this report as part of that project.