Czech NGOs call on Babiš to retain minister for human rights

Several non-governmental organisations have called on ANO party leader and future Prime Minister Andrej Babiš not to scrap the post of minister for human rights and minorities in his new government.

Abolishing the post would complicate enforcement of equal opportunities and fight against discrimination. The organisation representatives made the appeal on Wednesday during an event at the Milada Horáková monument in Prague.

Mr Babiš has made clear he didn’t want to keep the post of human rights minister in his cabinet. It is not yet clear who will be in charge of the human rights and minorities agenda.