Demonstration of people crowd against Prime Minister Andrej Babis

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a parliamentary democracy in which political rights and civil liberties are generally respected. However, in recent years, the country has experienced a number of corruption scandals and political disputes that hampered normal legislative activity. Illiberal rhetoric and the influence of powerful business entities in the political arena are increasingly visible.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Czech Republic Country Report

Czech Republic is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.