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The Czech NAP makes no explicit reference to policy coherence. However policy coherence is implied at a number of stages, for example:

Existing plans, initiatives and strategies [page 8-9]

“The Czech Republic has long set great store by the topic of human rights both generally and in connection with the activities of businesses. Human rights in a business context is covered, for example, by the following strategy documents:

  • SME Support Concept 2014-2020
  • National Action Plan for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Czech Republic
  • Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development of the Czech Republic
  • Anti-corruption Action Plan
  • National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking in the Czech Republic 2016-2019
  • Social Inclusion Strategy 2014-2020
  • Government Strategy for Gender Equality in the Czech Republic 2014-2020
  • Foreign Policy Concept of the Czech Republic
  • Strategy for the International Competitiveness of the Czech Republic 2012-2020

The objectives of this Action Plan are consistent with the Strategic Framework of the Czech Republic 2030, in particular its tenets of “Let’s preserve and support diversity” and “Let’s respect fundamental human rights”. It supplements the Strategic Framework’s activities in the key areas of “People and society” and “Economic model”.”

Integration of authorisation proceedings [page 53]

“Tasks:

  • Actively cooperate with other authorities on the integration of authorisation proceedings coordinated by various different ministries.
    Coordinators: Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Agriculture
    Deadline: Running”

Conclusion [page 54]

“Tasks:

  • Run checks on the implementation of the Action Plan and assess developments in the field of human rights in business.
    Coordinator: Ministry for Human Rights
    Deadline: Running
  • Draw up an interim report on the implementation of this Action Plan.
    Coordinator: Ministry for Human Rights
    Deadline: 31 December 2020
  • Draw up a final report on the implementation of this Action Plan.
    Coordinator: Ministry for Human Rights
    Deadline: 31 December 2022″
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