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.

Let's Discuss Syria


The Center for Human Rights and Democratization invites you to come on Thursday, December 5, at 18:00 to Café Paradigma (Marešova 8, Brno) where a discussion 

Understanding the Syrian Conflict

will take place.

Ibrahim Fayad, a Syrian national who come from an area which was one of the most affected by the conflict and who currently studies political science at the Faculty of social science in Brno will talk about the conflict, its past, present and future.

Issues discussed will include: the role of international actors in the conflict (Iran, Russia, USA, Arab countries), the role of ethnic groups or religion.


Mgr. Kateřina Uhlířová, Ph.D., LL.M., an assistant professor at the Department of International and European Law, Faculty of Law at Masaryk University, became a new member of the Center. She will join Ladislav Vyhnánek as the head of the section The Czech Republic and Human Rights.  

Kateřina Uhlířová graduated from the faculty of Law both at Masaryk University and at Aberystwyth University in Great Britain. She worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and at Special Senate for War Crimes at the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She concentrates on topics related to the International Criminal Court, human rights, humanitarian and public international law in general, and she presented her papers at conferences in New York, San Francisco and many others. read more

List of Human Rights Essay Competitions Published


Having nothing to do? Go ahead and write and essay!

We have prepared a list of human rights essay competitions for you due to which you can not only find some inspiration for long winter evenings but also find a pleasant way to learn something new and useful.

The list, which we will try to expand a bit, is to be found here. Should you have any ideas regarding its improvement, let us know.

Good luck!

Center Organizes International Workshop

Center for Human Rights and Democratization organizes a workshop

EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights: Legal Assessment, Prospects and Pitfalls

which will take place on Tuesday, 15 October 2013, at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University (Veveří 70, Brno), room n. 109.



Jürgen Busch (Faculty of Law, University of Vienna)

Petra Bard (Legal Studies Department, Central European University)

Jana Králová (EU Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Aff airs of the Czech Republic)

Lubomír Majerčík (Head of the Analytical Department, Czech Constitutional Court)

News on the Web

As you might have already noticed due to funny behavior of our web we have been preparing a few changes and innovations for you. We have uploaded all the issues of Czech Republic Human Rights Review on Publero so that you can browse through it and read it online. You can also easily search in them, using Google powered search bar in Archive. Most importantly there is a new section Research which is full of useful information regarding human rights research (lists of summer schools or Czech organizations focusing on HR, publications prepared by the Center and courses taught by its members are available here). Last but not least - there is a new e-mail address .


A screening of an award winning documentary Kabul Transit will be held in room P31 at the Faculty of Social Science (Joštova 10, Brno) on Monday, 15 April 2013, from 16:00. A discussion with its director professor David Edwards will follow. 

If you want to find out more about the documentary, visit this site. read more

Linda Janků Presented the ENAR Report


In an interview for the Czech Television, Linda Janků, one of members of the Center, presented key findings and conclusions of the Shadow Report drafted by the Center for the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

All ENAR reports, including the one written by the Center, can be found here.