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By Lena Riemer

In December 2019, the mayors of Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, and Bratislava signed the Pact of Free Cities pledging to stand together against populism, advocate sustainable development, the rule of law, human rights and direct cooperation between the cities and the European Union. This city report assesses the Pact of Free Cities, its genesis, and evolution by focusing in particular on Prague’s involvement therein. The report shows that Prague’s particular history, its citizens’ composition, strategic partnership, and the current administration all contributed to the city’s advocacy for the Pact of Free Cities and human rights and the rule of law beyond this agreement.