[Article 8]


[The Rainbow Ball - the Globe]

Our address:
Nadace Tolerance
Senovazne namesti 24
116 47, Praha 1
tel.:/fax: (02) 24 10 23 14

E-mail: tolerance@ecn.cz

Bank account:
KB - 69732-111/0100

Webmaster: WEBLOTOS


  • ...is a non-profit non-governmental organisation

  • ... is an open fellowship of people who wish to implement positive changes in society by the means of civic activity, non-violence, honesty and inventiveness.

Among those who co-operate with the Tolerance Foundation there are teachers, theologists, journalists, psychologists, social workers, retired people, students, ...

Citizens who

  • believe that the initiative of ordinary people has its purpose

  • aim at mutual tolerance and respect among people

The Tolerance Foundation's History

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.

Download file: interport.doc

The Tolerance Foundation's Projects 1992 - 1996

  • Median - dialogue in the "big group"
  • Concerts Against Racism
  • Peace For Bosnia - regular public meetings - protest meetings, demonstrations, literary evenings, concerts, prayer gatherings
  • Research on Roma citizenship problems, carried out by Tom Gross and Ina Zoon
  • The Equal Rights Program - research and publication of a report called 'The Non-Czech Czechs'
  • The Stories Exchange Project - American-Romani theatre
  • Who is Who Project - database of people dealing with Roma issues
  • The Ústí Initiative - assistance to Roma applying for Czech citizenship
  • Pure Media for the Children - campaign against violence in the media
  • Drawn through War - travelling exhibition of Terezín and Bosnian children´s drawings
  • Czech Language Courses - for refugees
  • Roma Language Course
  • Families After Holocaust - social and psycho-therapeutic project supporting generations afflicted by nazism
  • People After Catastrophe - workshop for psychotherapists and social workers dealing with people afflicted by group violence
  • The Article 8 Project - legal assistance to individuals sentenced to expulsion or prohibition of residence on the Czech territory
  • The Rainbow Ball - the Globe - children's book of myths of different civilisations


The Tolerance Foundation's Activities

  • public meetings designed to react to immediate need
  • lobbying in the Parliament
  • public round-table discussions
  • "Median" group-dialogues
  • concerts against racism
  • social and psycho-therapeutic projects designed to help people afflicted by group violence
  • programs and publications for children and adolescents
  • educational activities
  • research, seminars, exhibitions.


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The Tolerance Foundation's Collegium

Zlata Cerna, orientalist
Jan Jaros, clerk
Helena Klímova, psychotherapist
Roman Laube, technician
Jaromír Mládek, historian
Lubomir Obruca, journalist
Vlado Olah, teacher
Milan Pospišil, clerk
Marie Rauchova, clerk
Vera Roubalova, social worker
Pavel Rícan, psychologist
Jan Skoumal, filologist
Daniel Smetana, priest
Alena Smutna, archivist
Ljuba Václavova, film director
Josef Vohryzek, journalist
Ina Zoon, civil right activist

Executive Board
Milan Pospisil
Helena Klimova
Vera Roubalova

Financial Supervision
Jana Urxova
Alice Glasová - Battekova