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.
In October, the publishing house Juris Publishing published a book of essays titled „Revolution in the International Rule of Law“ which is dedicated to the international dispute resolution, human rights and international law. The collection is published in honor of prof. Don Wallace, the president of the International Law Institute in Washington and a professor at the Georgetown Law. Lukáš Hoder published a chapter dealing with damages in the international investment arbitration. The co-author of the chapter is Borzu Sabahi, an attorney from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and a professor at the Columbia Law and the Georgetown Law.
An information about the book can be found at the website of the Juris Publishing.
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.").
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).
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).
Conference on International and National Prosecution of International Crimes: Failures, Challenges and Prospects
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.