On The Right Of The Petitions

Original Language Title: o právu petičním

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85/1990 Coll.


of 27 June. March 1990

on the right of the petitions

The Federal Assembly of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic has resolved

to this Act:

Introductory provisions

§ 1

(1) everyone has the right, alone or jointly with the other trend at the State

authorities with requests, proposals and complaints in matters of public or other

of common interest, which belong to the scope of those bodies (hereinafter referred to as


(2) a legal person may exercise this right, if it is in accordance with the

the objective of their activities.

(3) the Petition shall not interfere with the independence of the Court.

(4) the Petition must not encourage violations of the Constitution and the laws, denial or

restriction of personal, political or other rights of citizens for their

nationality, gender, race, origin, political or other opinion,

religion and social status, or to the incitement of hatred and

for these reasons, intolerance or violence or gross neslušnosti.

§ 2

In the performance of the relevant law must not be hindered by anyone. Exercise of this right

must not be to the detriment of anyone.

§ 3

The Committee on Petitions

(1) to build the petition signatures, under the measures, the delivery of the petition

authority and dealing with it, citizens can create a Committee on Petitions.

(2) the Committee on Petitions is not a legal person.

(3) the members of the Committee on Petitions are required to designate a person 18 years or older,

who will represent the Member in contact with State authorities.

§ 4

Signature collection under the petition

(1) a citizen or the Committee on Petitions can each in a way that does not contradict the

the law, encourage citizens to petition your signature. For signature

under the petition of citizen shall indicate your name, surname and place of residence. Must be

to the content of the petition before signing properly acquainted. To

the signature must not be forced in any way.

(2) if the petition sheets do not contain the text of the petition, must be marked

so, to make it clear what is to be supported by the signatures of the petition; In addition to the

them must bear the name, surname and residence of the person who petition

compiled, or name, surname and residence of the person who is entitled to the members of the

the Committee on Petitions on the subject of representation.

(3) for the purpose referred to in paragraph 1 may be petitions and petition sheets

exposed to places accessible to the public. This is not to be

enable the public authority, however, must not impair the operation of motor

and other vehicles and to disturbance of public order.

(4) by collecting signatures on a site accessible to the public can be

entrusted to a person who has reached the age of 16 years.

§ 5

The submission and settlement of petitions

(1) a petition must be in writing and must be below the name, surname and

residence of the person who served it; If a petition to the Committee on Petitions,

name, surname and residence of all the members of the Committee, and the name, surname and

place of residence of the person who is entitled to the members of the Committee to represent them in this matter.

(2) the public body to whom the petition is addressed is obliged to adopt it.

If the case does not belong to the scope of the petition within 5 days, forward to the relevant

National Authority and shall so inform the person who filed the petition.

(3) State authority which accepted the petition, is obliged to assess its contents and

reply in writing within 30 days, the person who filed it, or who

represents members of the Petitions Committee. In reply stating an opinion on the content of the

the petition and how it is pending.

§ 6

The petition came from the Assembly, "^ 1") is the provision of section 1, 2 and 5

This Act, with the result that it must be stated from the Assembly came and

How was approved by the Assembly; the Petitions Committee means the convener

the Assembly.

Common provisions

§ 7

State authorities, modifying the way the reception, handling and disposal of petitions

addressed to them in their rules of procedure or similar legislation.

§ 8

If this Act speaks of State authorities, this means i

a legal person, to which the scope of State authority.

§ 9

The provisions of other legislation governing the proceedings before the national

authorities and receiving and dealing with complaints, notifications and stimuli does not apply

for the reception and treatment of petitions under this Act.

§ 10

This Act shall take effect on the date of publication.

Havel v.r.


Čalfa v.r.

1) Act No. 84/1990 Coll. on the right of Assembly.