The Dalai Lama is in Prague to attend a two-day conference on human rights in Asia organized by former Czech president Václav Havel. This is the Dalai Lama’s second visit to Prague in under a year. Speaking at the Forum 2000 conference, the spiritual leader called for increased Western activity in the development of democracy in Asia. It is thought that the current situation in Tibet will feature as another one of the topics at the conference, which will look at the extent to which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being adhered to across the Asian continent. The Dalai Lama arrived in the Czech Republic on Thursday after a visit to Slovakia, where he had met key opposition politicians.