Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

The Centre is an independent academic institution monitoring human rights developments both domestically and worldwide, issuing a monthly Bulletin, as well as organizing conferences.

18. 12. 2012  

On December 6, the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy organized seminar "International Criminal Court: political and legal limits of effective functioning" in the premises of the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University.

Along with well-known guests - Robert Fremr, future judge at the ICC, and Katerina Uhlirova, who previously worked at the court-martial in Bosnia and Herzegovina - 60 debaters, mostly students of the Faculty of Social Studies, the Faculty of Law, or practitioners (mainly from the Supreme Court), attended the seminar. Students were primarily interested in Mr. Fremr's campaign,in  the political dimension of decision-making in the ICC, in the influence of the Security Council and in the neutral position of the prosecutor.

9. 11. 2012  

Centre members organized a practical seminar on Discrimination at the Labour Market which took place on 5 November 2012 at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University.

Centre is Looking for Interns

The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is looking for INTERNS to help it organize conferences, manage grant projects and prepare Czech Review of Human Rights and other papers in the academic year 2012/2013. Interns should be interested in one of these topics

  • European System of Human Rights Protection
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Czech Republic and Human Rights

Should you be interested, please send your structured CV and brief letter of motivation by October 24, 2012 to hsmekal@fss.muni.cz.
Indicate the word "Internship" and one of the three thematic areas in the subject of the e-mail.

"Empower Human Rights!" Conference

From September 9 to September 12, the Center representatives visited Vienna, where, under the auspicies of the University of Vienna and Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte, the international conference Empower Human Rights! was held. The aim of the conference was to present results of the research project of AHRI (The Association of Human Rights Institutes) and COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) called "The Role of the EU in UN Human Rights Reform". The annual meeting of AHRI and COST members was held on the occasion of the conference and simultaneously also a conference of PhD students took place.