of 21 June 1999. April 2010
of foreign development cooperation and humanitarian assistance to be provided to the
abroad and amending related laws
Parliament has passed the following Act of the United States:
PART THE FIRST
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO
TITLE I OF THE
The subject of the edit
This Act lays down the conditions for the implementation of the international development
cooperation and humanitarian aid abroad covered
the State budget and the scope of government authorities and United development
of the Agency in this area.
Definition of terms
In this Act shall mean the
and) foreign development cooperation activities covered by the summary
the State budget, the aim of which is to contribute to the eradication of poverty in
context of sustainable development, including pursuit of the Millennium development goals
Millennium ^ 1), to the economic and social development, protection of the
environment, as well as to the promotion of democracy, respect for human rights and
good governance in developing countries,
(b) humanitarian assistance provided) abroad summary of activities
paid from the State budget, the aim of which is to prevent the loss of
lives and injury to health, alleviate suffering and restore basic life
the conditions of the people after the occurrence of incidents, as well as to mitigate
long-lasting consequences of incidents and to prevent their
the origin and negative consequences.
The implementation of the international development cooperation
Overseas development cooperation shall be implemented in a way that meets the
objectives, in particular the implementation of development programmes and projects,
broadcast experts, by providing government scholarships to study at
universities in the Czech Republic, cash donations abroad,
financial contributions to foreign institutions, international organizations and
integration group and the provision of soft loans and credit.
The provision of humanitarian assistance
Humanitarian aid abroad is provided in a way that effectively
fills her objectives, in particular by providing the necessary assets in the form of
make a donation to the affected area (hereinafter referred to as the "material assistance"), connecting to
rescue operations broadcast the rescuers and experts, with the necessary
equipment according to the law on the integrated rescue system (hereinafter referred to as
"rescue aid"), cash donations abroad, posts
international organizations and integration groupings and projects
Rules for the management of resources on overseas development cooperation
and humanitarian aid
(1) the expenditure on international development cooperation and humanitarian aid
under sections 3 and 4 shall be considered as expenditure under the law on budget
rules ^ 2).
(2) on the financing of foreign development cooperation and humanitarian aid
do not apply the provisions of the law on budgetary rules about programs
and their financing from the State budget ^ 3).
(3) the Government shall determine the limit will not have her consent to
provide a cash donation to a foreign country pursuant to § 3 and 4.
COMPETENCE IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND HUMANITARIAN
Public authorities within its scope shall be carried out by foreign
development cooperation in accordance with the concepts and principles agreed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(1) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the area of foreign
development cooperation, in particular
and the Government shall submit the draft concept) and foreign policy development
cooperation and an evaluation thereof,
(b) the annual plan of) prepares foreign development cooperation and presents
to the Government for approval,
(c)) to the amount of the limit set out by the Government makes decisions about the provision of cash
(d)) provides grants to foreign institutions, according to the principles
international development cooperation,
e) coordinates the activities of other institutions of State administration, which in the context of its
the scope of foreign development cooperation are carried out,
(f)) in accordance with the law of the European Union supports the Czech entities seeking
about involvement in the implementation of projects in the framework of the development cooperation of the other
g) provides reviews of foreign development cooperation projects and
(2) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides humanitarian aid to the States
outside the European Union and the European economic area and decides on its
the extent and form. When deciding on the supply of material and
rescue assistance shall act in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior.
(3) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the area of overseas development
cooperation and humanitarian aid abroad works with
institutions of the European Union, including ensuring the exchange of information with the Commission
Of the European communities ^ 4).
Czech development agency
(1) there is hereby established the Czech development agency as an organizational part of the State,
that performs tasks in the field of international development cooperation and
humanitarian assistance provided abroad.
(2) the function of the founder of the Czech development agency shall be exercised by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, whose budget is the action of the United
Development Agency paid for.
(3) the Czech development agency is the entity.
(4) the Czech development agency
and implementation of overseas development) provides for cooperation in accordance with
the plan of foreign development cooperation,
(b)) provides the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the requirements of the implementing
projects of humanitarian aid,
(c)) provides grants to bodies in the Czech Republic in accordance with the plan
foreign development cooperation; other subsidies can provide only
the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of the Interior provides humanitarian assistance to Member States
The European Union and other States that make up the European economic area and
decides on its scale and form. To provide humanitarian relief
inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Administration of State material reserves
Administration of State material reserves in accordance with the request of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of the Interior produces inventory for
humanitarian assistance abroad. Thus formed the State material reserves
be included in the category of emergency stocks.
COMMON AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
(1) the organisational units of the State, which are entities and that the
under other legislation are managing state assets ^ 5), are
entitled to such property for the purpose of providing humanitarian aid to the
on the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to section 7
paragraph. 2 or the Ministry of the Interior in accordance with § 9.
(2) the Ministry of the Interior is authorized to insure property consigned to
abroad in providing humanitarian assistance in the event of damage or
losses during transport.
(3) on the acquisition of assets and the management of assets for humanitarian assistance
provided abroad is not covered by the law on property of the Czech Republic
and its representation in legal relations ^ 6).
(1) the Czech development agency established measures of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs on 1 May 2004. in January 2008, the effective date of this
the Act repealed.
(2) the effective date of this Act transferred the exercise of rights and
obligations, including the rights and obligations of employment relationships, from the United
Development Agency, set up by the measures of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
on 1 May 2004. in January 2008, the Czech development agency set up this
(3) jurisdiction to the management of the property in the possession of the United
Republic, which at the date of entry into force of this law, it is for the
manage the Czech development agency, the effective date of
This Act on the Czech development agency established by this Act.
Amendment of the Act on the integrated rescue system
section 13 of the
Act No. 239/2000 Coll., on the integrated rescue system and amending
certain acts, as amended by Act No. 320/2002 Coll., Act No. 20/2004
Coll., Act No. 186/2006 Coll., Act No. 262/2006 Coll. and Act No.
306/2008 Coll., is amended as follows:
1. In article 7 (2). 2 the letter j) repealed.
To be repaced by) is renumbered as paragraph (j)).
2. In article 7, paragraph 3, the following paragraph 4 is added:
"(4) the Ministry of the Interior on
and) organizes rescue and assistance abroad in
cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the components of the integrated
rescue system or central administrative authorities,
(b)) provides, in accordance with the international treaties, which is
Czech Republic is bound, the function of the contact point for requesting
humanitarian assistance abroad an affected State or international
organisations; This does not affect the ability to demand humanitarian aid to
a foreign country through diplomatic channels, or the notification of major
events abroad, which can endanger even the Czech Republic,
(c)) shall inform the competent international organization of the forces and resources
The United States predetermined for the provision of humanitarian aid to the
Paragraphs 4 to 7 shall become paragraphs 5 through 8.
3. In article 7 (2). 5, the words "in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall be replaced by in
paragraphs 2 to 4.
Amendment of the Act on the scope of the administration of State material reserves
In section 4 of Act No. 97/1993 Coll., on the scope of the administration of the State material
provisions, as amended by Act No. 241/2000 Coll., on the end of the text of paragraph 4
the words "and humanitarian aid provided for the material to
abroad ^ 2d) ". Footnote No. 2d:
"2d) Act No. 151/2010 Coll., on international development cooperation and
the humanitarian assistance provided to foreign countries and amending related
The EFFECTIVENESS of the
This Act shall take effect on the first day of the second month following
After the date of its publication.
Vaidya in the r.
Fischer v. r.
1) the Joint Declaration of the Council and of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States
meeting within the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission on development
European Union's policy: "the European consensus" (2006/C 46/01).
2) § 7 para. 1 (b). v) Act No. 218/2000 Coll., on the budget
rules and amending certain related laws (budget
the rules), as amended.
3) § 12 and 13 of Act No. 218/2000 SB., as amended by law No 26/2008 Sb.
4) for example, European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1905/2006 of the
on 18 July 2005. December 2006 establishing a financing instrument for
development cooperation, Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 December 2002. June
1996 on humanitarian aid.
5) for example, Act No. 97/1993 Coll., on the scope of the administration of State
material reserves, as amended, Act No. 219/2000 Coll., on the
the assets of the United States and its representation in legal relations, in
6) Act No. 219/2000 Coll., on the property of the Czech Republic and its representation
in legal relations, as amended