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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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 :).
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.