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.

08/16/2015 - 15:38  

Martina Grochová published an article in the Legal Studies and Practice Journal of the Masarkyk University, titled "Spontánně vznikající sociální rodičovství v judikatuře Evropského soudu pro lidská práva" ("Spontanously developed social parenthood in the ECtHR case law"). The article deals with the question of how much weight does the ECtHR adds to the factual and biological family links when considering whether the right to respect of family life was breached during the custody proceedings before courts.

Ladislav Vyhnánek published his article Proporcionálně či jinak? Problém ústavního přezkumu zásahů do sociálních práv." ("Proportionally or not? Judicial review of social rights limitations.").

08/16/2015 - 15:19  

A member of the Center, Linda Janků, commented on the EU asylum policy in the Czech Television show "Týden v justici" ("Week in Courts"). A Center's associate, Lubo Majerčík, commented in the same show on the immigration policy. 

You can watch the programme here (Czech language only).

07/27/2015 - 22:52  

Ladislav Vyhnánek, member of the Center, commented on the US Supreme Court case concerning the rights of homosexuals. Ladislav Vyhnánek was invited to the Czech Television show "Týden v jusitici" ("Week in Courts") to comment on the pending decision whether the US Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry.

You can watch the programme here (in Czech language only).

11/20/2014 - 21:23  

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).


09/23/2014 - 00:40  

07/29/2014 - 12:36  

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.

05/23/2014 - 12:45  

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.