Czech Center for Human Rights and Democratization (CCHRD)

CCHRD is an independent academic institution analysing human rights from social science and international law perspective. CCHRD organizes conferences, issues a monthly bulletin and informs about human rights in the Czech Republic as well as in Europe.

20.11.2014

Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University and Center for Human Rights and Democratization invities you to a conference about International and National Prosecution of International Crimes: Failures, Challenges and Prospects, that will take place on 27 November 2014 at 10:45 in the Public Defender of Rights building (situated at Údolní 39, Brno).

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If you are interested in latest news in the area of human rights and democratization, important judgments of both Czech and international courts, recent publications, upcoming conferences and seminars as well as activities of our Center follow our twitter accounts @center4hrd and @centrumlpd!

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Linda Janků criticized private insurance of foreigners

25.7.2014

One of the Center's members Linda Janků was invited by the Czech Television to present a critical position of the Czech Ombudsman (Anna Šabatová) towards a draft of the bill on foreigners' health insurance. The Bill is, according to the Ombudsman, "completely bad" as it excludes certain groups of foreigners (e.g. self-employed foreigners or family members of Czech citizens) from the public health insurance system, which is inconsistent with resolutions of the Government's Human Rights Council and the control bodies of international human rights conventions. The interview is accesible here (from 69th minute onward).

The Ombudsman's press release is here.

22.5.2014

Come on Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 11 a.m. to the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, room no. 038 and participate at the workshop

Human Rights for the Vulnerable,

which will feature experts on international criminal and medical law and the issue of human rights from the University of Aberystwyth in Wales – prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz, prof. John Williams and dr. Anel Boshoff. read more

Summer Schools You Should Consider Attending

2.5.2014

Having any plans for summer holiday? Not yet? Search our list of summer schools, pick one or two, apply and spend summer in an international community of enthusiastic learners. We wish you good luck with your application and lots of fun and interesting lectures during the summer school! And if your want to share your experience or to utilize it, do not forget that the Center will be looking for new interns in September (and a study abroad is a welcomed CV entry :). 

13.1.2014

This issue of the Review offers you a summary presentation of conclusion of the European Network Against Racism report on the state of racism and discrimination in the Czech Republic, which was written primarily by Center's members. Additionally, the Review features articles about the turbulent developments in the Slovak judiciary as well as at the Czech Constitutional Court. Last but not least, we invite you to read about the most recent major cases against the Czech Republic decided by the European Court of Human Rights.

Do not hesitate and read the Review. read more

30.11.2013
Ladislav Vyhnánek, a member of the Center and a former judicial assistant at the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, has been granted the prestigious Fulbright scholarship and is now studying at one of the best universities in the world, the New York University. And he is not alone. There are many other members or interns of the Center who made it to the top.