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.

2. 5. 2014  

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 :). 

13. 1. 2014  

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.

30. 11. 2013  
Ladislav Vyhnánek, a member of the Centre and a former judicial assistant at the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, has been granted the prestigious Fulbright scholarship and is now studying at one of the best universities in the world, the New York University. And he is not alone. There are many other members or interns of the Centre who made it to the top.
27. 11. 2013  

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.

23. 11. 2013  

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 Centre. 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.

25. 11. 2013  

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!

8. 10. 2013  

Centre for Human Rights and Democracy 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)