In their own words:
Czech Republic – The Czech Helsinki Committee is the oldest non-governmental organization in the Czech Republic. Its origins reach to 1988. There were significant Czech persons among founders such as the former Czech president Václav Havel. Czech Helsinki Committee followed up activities of the Charter 77 and the Committee for the Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted. Its main mission is striving for respect of principles of human rights and enforcing these rights in the whole society. Our vision is the society in which people are free and equal in dignity and human rights. Our main spheres of work include: monitoring of respecting the human rights in the Czech Republic, fighting racism and intolerance, prison system and criminal justice, social and legal counselling, human rights education and the role of new technologies in the field of human rights. We provide advisory, monitoring, analytical, publishing and education activities. We have been continuously advocating for more engagement of criminal justice in new type of crimes committed online as well as increase in monitoring and analyzing rules of functioning on social networks.