Our Activities

The Czech Center for Human Rights and Democracy organizes thematic round tables, conferences, lectures, film debates, seminars and student competitions. Experts both from the Czech Republic and abroad attend our events. The Centre regularly participates in the Jessup Moot Court, an international simulated court proceedings for university students from around the world.

Panel discussion: 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

18.12.2018

The event was organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy as a celebration of 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted in 1948. It took place on the premises of the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno, on the 17th of December, 2018. Several prominent speakers participated in the discussion:

Eliška Wagnerová (former senator and former vice-president of the Constitutional Court)

Kateřina Šimáčková (judge on the Constitutional Court)

Jiří Malenovský (judge on the Court of Justice of the European Union)

3.12.2018

This event took place on the 10th of December, 2018 and celebrated the 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Human Rights Day. The programme consisted of:

18: 00 - Screening of a document called Before the Flood (a National Geographic document starring Leonardo DiCaprio)

Panel discussion on Human rights in the Czech Republic: Are we working on them?

25.11.2018

The discussion took place in the auditorium of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University on the 28th of November, 2018. The former advocate from the League of Human Rights and the leader of the Analytical Department of the Constitutional Court took part in the discussion.  

The Centre organised a lecture about the Evolution of human rights 2017-2018

11.10.2018

The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy organised a lecture on the 3rd of October 2018 on the premises of the Law Faculty of Masaryk University. The speakers were members of the Centre, including Jan Lhotský, Hubert Smekal and Lucie Nechvátalová. The lecture concentrated on international criminal justice, the European system of human rights protection and the evolution of human rights in the Czech Republic.

The Centre hosted Robert Fremr – a Czech judge on the International Criminal Court

9.10.2017

On the 4th of October 2017, the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and the Student Section IIPSA organised a round table called “International Criminal Court: functioning and current challenges.“ The guest at the round table was Robert Fremr – a Czech judge on the International Criminal Court.

Czech weapons and the Middle East

10.5.2017

The discussion themed “Czech weapons and the Middle East” took place in the Kulturárium café in Brno, on the 24th of May, 2018. The speakers that took part in the discussion were:

Martin Balcar, the leader of Amnesty International’s campaigns (one of these campaigns is also “Guns under control”). He is the co-author of AI memorandums.

Josef Kraus, working at the Masaryk University (Security and Strategic Studies). He is interested in the Middle East region and the issues of terrorism, Islamic terrorism and proliferation.

Marek Čejka concentrates on the Middle East region and its relations with western countries, more specifically,  on religion and politics, religious fundamentalism, terrorism and certain aspects of international law. He currently works at the Military History Institute and externally at the Institute of International Relations. He also runs a blog about the Middle East (see http://blizky-vychod.blogspot.com).

The Centre organised national round of the Jessup Moot Court Competition for the fourth time

3.3.2017

In February 2017, the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy organised the national round of the Jessup Moot Court Competition in the premises of the Constitutional Court. The event was supported by the White & Case law company.