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.

Research and Protection of Human Rights in the Czech Republic - List of HR Organizations

We have prepared a list of organizations and institutions engaged in research and/or protection of human rights for you. You can have a look at it here. Should you have any comments or suggestions, please do contact us.

Primary motivation for creating such a list was to offer more or less a comprehensive material which could help foreign obervers of human rights issues in the Czech Republic to orientate in the area of Czech human rights organizations.

New Issues of Czech Republic Human Rights Review

A new issue of Czech Republic Human Rights Review is out. You can read it here. Inside you'll find e.g. an interview with professor Manfred Nowak or with the lega adviser of Radovan Karadžič Peter Robinson.

7. 12. 2012  

On December 6, the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy organized seminar "International Criminal Court: political and legal limits of effective functioning" in the premises of the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University.

Along with well-known guests - Robert Fremr, future judge at the ICC, and Katerina Uhlirova, who previously worked at the court-martial in Bosnia and Herzegovina - 60 debaters, mostly students of the Faculty of Social Studies, the Faculty of Law, or practitioners (mainly from the Supreme Court), attended the seminar. Students were primarily interested in Mr. Fremr's campaign,in  the political dimension of decision-making in the ICC, in the influence of the Security Council and in the neutral position of the prosecutor.

8. 11. 2012  

Centre members organized a practical seminar on Discrimination at the Labour Market which took place on 5 November 2012 at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University.

Members of the Centre at the Czech Foreign Policy Symposium

Helena Bončková and Hubert Smekal presented a paper Czech "Exemption" from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - Still with Us at the Czech Foreign Policy Symposium in the Cerninsky Palace in Prague.

Centre is Looking for Interns

The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is looking for INTERNS to help it organize conferences, manage grant projects and prepare Czech Review of Human Rights and other papers in the academic year 2012/2013. Interns should be interested in one of these topics

  • European System of Human Rights Protection
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Czech Republic and Human Rights

Should you be interested, please send your structured CV and brief letter of motivation by October 24, 2012 to
Indicate the word "Internship" and one of the three thematic areas in the subject of the e-mail.