NGOs criticize draft legislation on citizenship

Several Czech NGOs working in the field of migration on Tuesday criticized draft government legislation on Czech citizenship for being too strict. In a letter to Prime Minister Petr Nečas, representatives of the NGOs asked the government to exclude passages of the bill that give authorities too much power over foreigners. The Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations said the legislation increased the number of conditions foreigners need to meet to become Czech citizens while other measures were too vague. The NGOs however welcomed some features of the bill such as the possibility of dual citizenship. The government is scheduled to debate the draft legislation on Wednesday.

Author: Jan Richter