Kocáb says he will resign when he has the right replacement

05-09-2010

The Czech government’s representative for human rights, Michael Kocáb, has said he will leave the post once he has someone to replace him. On Wednesday he is to meet with the Prime Minister’s advisor on human rights, Roman Joch, who has publicly said that the position of human rights representative was redundant. Last week, the Prime Minister said he had accepted Michael Kocáb’s resignation and thanked him for his work in the field of human rights; later that evening however Mr Kocáb said that the prime minister had pushed him to resign and that he had refused. Mr Kocáb, formerly a rock musician, also served as the Human Rights Minister in the previous cabinet.