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National laws and regulations:

The laws and regulations of the Czech Republic may be found on the Public Administration Portal. In order to search a specific regulation, click here .

Please find below selected lase related to social and legal protection of children.

International law and EU law:

  • Declaration of the Rights of the Child (not legally binding)
  • European Convention on the Adoption of Children (published in No. 132/2000 Coll. of international treaties)
  •  European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights (published in No.54/2001 Coll. of international treaties)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (published in No. 104/1991 Coll.)
  • Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance (published in No. 33/1959 Coll.)
  • Convention concerning the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations towards Children (published in No. 14/1974 Coll.)
  • Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations (published in No. 132/1976 Coll.)
  • Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (of 23 November 2007)
  • Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (published in No. 34/1998 Coll.)
  • Convention on Protection of Children anfd Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (published in No. 43/2000 Coll. of international treaties)
  • Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (published in No. 209/1992 Coll.)
  • Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (published in No. 141/2001 Coll. of international treaties)
  • Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters (published in No. 129/1976 Coll.)
  • European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children of 20 May 1980 (published in No. 66/2000 Coll. of international treaties)
  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 4/2009 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations (Maintenance Regulation) 
  • Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations, concluded in Hague on 23 November 2007
  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003, concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1347/2000 (Brussels IIa Regulation) 
  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 1206/2001, on cooperation between the courts of the Members States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters 
  • Convention on Contact concerning Children of 15 May 2003 (published in No. 91/2005 Coll. of international treaties)
  • List of international treaties

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tel.: 00420 542 215 522

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