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Annex to the Act No. 157/1994 Coll.

Art. 1

The Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order shall be conferred or awarded by the President of the Republic to honour persons who have made eminent contributions to the development of democracy, humanity and human rights.

Art. 2

The Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order comes in five classes, First Class being the highest.

Art. 3

The President of the Republic shall be entitled to wear the insignia of the First Class of the Order. After a President has left office, the insignia may be conferred upon him/her for life if both Chambers of the Parliament decide so.

Art. 4

The holder of the Order shall receive a numbered insignia of the Order with a numbered certificate.

Art. 5

(1) The badge of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order is a blue enamelled star-shaped ornament. A medallion placed at the centre of the badge bears a plastic portrait of President T.G. Masaryk. A medallion placed centrally on the reverse of the badge bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic encircled by a white ring with the inscription "VERNI ZUSTANEME" ("We Shall Remain Faithful"), the motto of the Order, and a linden leaf. The upper arm of the badge is attached to a suspension which takes the form of an elliptical linden wreath. The portrait, the coat of arms, the suspension, the inscription and the frame of the badge are made of gilded silver.

(2) The insignia of the First Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order on a ribbon sash to be worn across the breast, extended from the right shoulder to the left hip, and a star to be worn on the left side of the breast. The diameter of the badge is 68 mm; the linden wreath which forms the suspension is 35x25 mm in size. The ribbon sash is 100 mm wide, red-white-blue-white-red, the widths of the stripes being 5:40:10:40:5 mm. The star, made up of silver rays, is eight-pointed, 90 mm in diameter; a medallion placed at its centre bears a portrait of T.G. Masaryk encircled by a white ring with the inscription "VERNI ZUSTANEME" ("We Shall Remain Faithful") and a linden leaf. The frame of the ring, the portrait, the inscription and the linden leaf are made of gilded silver. The central piece on the reverse of the star bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic.

(3) The insignia of the Second Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order on a neck ribbon and a smaller star to be worn on the right side of the breast. The diameter of the badge is 62 mm; the suspension is 30x20 mm in size and comes with a perpendicular blue enamelled suspension loop, which is 30x4 mm in size. The neck ribbon is 45 mm wide, red-white-blue-white-red, the widths of the stripes being 2:18:5:18:2 mm. The star, made up of silver rays, is four-pointed, 70 mm in diameter; a medallion placed at its centre bears a portrait of T.G. Masaryk encircled by a white ring with the inscription "VERNI ZUSTANEME" ("We Shall Remain Faithful") and a linden leaf. The frame of the ring, the portrait, the inscription and the linden leaf are made of gilded silver. The central piece on the reverse of the star bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic.

(4) The insignia of the Third Class of the Order is the same as that of the Second Class, except that it does not include the star.

(5) The insignia of the Fourth Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order, 45 mm in diameter, with the suspension, which is 20x15 mm in size. The badge is suspended from a breast ribbon, threaded through, 38 mm wide, with a rosette whose diameter is 20 mm; the ribbon is red-white-blue-white-red, the widths of the stripes being 2:15:4:15:2 mm.

(6) The insignia of the Fifth Class of the Order is made of silver, except for the enamelled parts; no rosette comes with the breast ribbon. In all other respects, the insignia is the same as that of the Fourth Class.

(7) On such occasions when the insignia of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order is not to be worn "in natura" substitute ribbons, 38x10 mm in size, replace it when the holder appears in uniform. The ribbons come with different embellishments as follows:
First Class: an eight-pointed star;
Second Class: a four-pointed star;
Third Class: a star-shaped ornament;
Fourth Class: a rosette;
Fifth Class: no additional embellishment.

(8) When the holder appears in civilian attire rosettes are worn in the buttonhole of the left lapel, coming with different beds of thread as follows:
First Class: gold thread, 20x8 mm;
Second Class: gold thread, 16x5 mm;
Third Class: silver thread, 20x8 mm;
Fourth Class: silver thread, 16x5 mm;
Fifth Class: no bed of thread.
The diameter of the rosettes is 10 mm.

(9) The registration numbers are inscribed on the suspension attached to the badge of the Order and on the upper edge of the central piece on the reverse of the star.

Art. 6

On ceremonial occasions the insignia of the Order shall be worn "in natura"; the holder shall wear only the insignia of the highest class bestowed upon him/her. On other than ceremonial occasions, the holder shall wear the rosette of the respective class on the lapel or, when appearing in uniform or off-duty dress, the substitute ribbon.

Art. 7

The insignia of the Fourth and Fifth Classes of the Order and the substitute ribbons of all classes are to be worn on the left side of the breast.

Art. 8

The affairs relating to the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Order shall be administered by the Office of the President of the Republic.

Art. 9

The design of the insignia of the Order shall be chosen on the basis of a competition of tenders invited by the Office of the President of the Republic.

Sections 847 and subsequent of the Civil Code

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