Among those who co-operate with the Tolerance Foundation there are teachers, theologists, journalists, psychologists, social workers, retired people, students, ...
The Foundation originated in two sources: it brought together members of the Committee Against Racism, attached to Charter 77, and an independent group of citizens who decided to actively confront all forms of intolerance and human rights violation in society.
People associated with the Tolerance Foundation usually work on their own undependent projects that attempt to respond to society's needs. The Foundation welcomes suitable projects from abroad as well.
The Tolerance Foundation co-operates with both Czech and foreign organisations with similar aims.
|From Exclusion to Expulsion:
The Czech Republic's 'New Foreigners'
Starting with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the beginning of 1993 through to the middle of 1996, over 600 former citizens of Czechoslovakia were sentenced by Czech courts to expulsion. It was possible to hand down this sentence -- which equals a permanent, life-long banishment -- due to the sentenced person's legal status as 'foreigner', a status which in most cases was due to the exclusionary effects of the much-criticized Czech citizenship law. In the vast majority of the expulsion cases documented in this report, little or no consideration was given by the courts to the individual's effective ties with the Czech Republic, or to the nature of the his or her family and private life in the country. This report therefore examines the expulsion problem from the perspective of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the individual the right to respect for private and family life.
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The Tolerance Foundation's Projects 1992 - 1996
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The Tolerance Foundation's Collegium
Zlata Cerna, orientalist