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Program

2007-12-12 00.00 - 00.00

Charta 77: 30 Years Later

Charta 77 was a grass-roots group of Czechs, united in their desire to see the Czech government grant its citizens the human rights that were guaranteed by the Helsinki Final Act, the Czech Constitution, and other agreements that Czechoslovakia had signed. Charta 77 was a bolt from the blue in the otherwise stagnant political atmosphere of Czechoslovakia. Together with movements for human and civil rights in other countries of the Soviet bloc, Charta 77 became a vital factor working from below in the Helsinki process and towards the democratic revolutions of 1989. Through a discussion on the Charta 77 the organizers wish to call attention to the consequences that the events stemming from the Helsinki Final Act brought about for the coming generations and to highlight the tremendous turmoil that took place in Europe since then.

 

Opening

Jan Kára – Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Sweden

Lucie Svobodová – Director, Czech Center (Tjeckiska Centret), Stockholm

 

Chair

František Janouch, Chairman of the Charta 77 Foundation, Stockholm

 

Speakers

Jiří Dienstbier, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia 1989-1992, spokesman of Charta 77 (1979, 1985), Prague

Dana Němcová, spokeswoman of Charta 77 (1989), Prague

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday 12 December 2007, 12:00 – 14:00

Venue: Tjeckiska centret, Villagatan 21, Stockholm

Language: English

Registration: by 5 December 2007 at ccsthlm@telia.com or call 08-4404239. Seats are limited.

  

 

The discussion is followed by a reception at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Villagatan 21, Stockholm.

 

 

 

Plats:

Villagatan 21
114 32 Stockholm
Sverige

Datum

2007-12-12 00.00 - 00.00

Organisatör:

Tjeckiska centret, Tjeckiska ambassaden


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