- January 2013 : the new act on the property settlement with Churches and religious societies has been published
Act no. 428/2012 Coll. of 8 November 2012 on the property settlement with churches and religious societies and on amendments of certain other laws was published on 5 December 2012 in the Collection of Laws of the Czech Republic No. 155. The act came into force on 1 January 2013, with the exception of section 13 of the act (the section limiting transfers of property that was subject to a wrongdoing), which came into force on 5 December 2012.
The aim of the Act is reparation of property harms done by the communist regime to churches and religious societies from 25th February 1948 till the end of 1989. The Act combines restitution in kind of property withdrawn to churches and religious societies during the mentioned period of time and financial compensation for non-restored property.