Ex-minister Michael Kocáb returns as commissioner for human rights|
The Czech government on Monday decided that former minister of minorities
and human rights, Michael Kocáb, would be made its commissioner for human
rights. Mr Kocáb resigned from the ministry at the end of March under
pressure from the small Green Party which was angered that it was not
consulted about the appointment of a new environment minister.
Minister Jan Fischer, who has taken over the ministerial portfolio for
minorities and human rights himself, said the appointment was aimed at
ensuring some continuity. Mr. Kocáb replaces Jan Litomiský who was in the
post since September 2006.