In the academic year 2017/2018, the members of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (Jan Lhotský, Hubert Smekal, Kateřina Šimonová, Lucie Nechvátalová, Lukáš Hoder, Helena Kopecká, Kateřina Studecká, Helena Bončková a Irena Kaletová) and our fellows (Linda Janků, Katarína Šipulová a Douglas Radcliff) published many expert articles, monographs, conference posts and other various publications. You can find the overview in an annual report (in Czech).
In the academic year 2016/2017, the members of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Blisa Adam, Studecká Kateřina, Kovařík Josef, Janků Linda, Hoder Lukáš, Smekal Hubert, Lhotský Jan, Vavrušová Lenka, Abbasi Kamila and Hukelová Katarína, published various professional articles, monographs and conference posts. You can find the overview in an annual report (in Czech).
In the academic year 2015/2016, members of the Centre, Ladislav Vyhnánek, Linda Janků, Lukáš Hoder and Hubert Smekal, published various Czech and English expert articles about human rights. You can find the overview in an annual report (in Czech).
The Centre for Human Rights and Democracy created an analysis for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs themed, business and human rights in the Czech Republic. Andrea Bittnerová, Veronika Hermanová and Vojtěch Kyselý created a study under the leadership of Lukáš Hoder and Hubert Smekal. The study is called: “Current situation in the Czech Republic and the implementation of the UN General Principles on Business and Human Rights “.
The academic year 2014/2015 resulted in many professional articles, monographs and conference posts written and created by the members and associates of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. You can find their overview in an annual report (in Czech).
Slovak Constitutional Court published a plenary finding in October which raised strong emotions in the Slovak society. It was related to a referendum, whose declaration was based on a petition of 408 000 citizens. These citizens agree with the referendum regarding the rights of sexual minorities. This theme is analysed in a study written by Martina Grochová.
Ľubomír Majerčík, Anna Matušinová and Hubert Smekal published a chapter called, “The Czech Republic and the European Court of Human Rights in 2011,” which appeared in the Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law. You can read the chapter here.
Helena Bončková and Hubert Smekal published an article called, “The fragmentation of common values? Opt-outs from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights,” which was published in a journal “Contemporary Europe” (02/2010).
Six Center representatives (Linda Janků, Miroslav Knob, Václav Krajňanský, Anna Matušinová, Zuzana Melcrová a Hubert Smekal) signed a contract with nongovernmental organization ENAR (European Network Against Racism) regarding authorship of this year's Shadow Report on the State of Racism in the Czech Republic.
The aim of the Shadow Report is to map the state of racism and racial discrimination from the view of a non-profit sector, to describe important changes which occurred during the period and to put them in the national context. Individual country reports are then summarized in the Shadow Report on the State of Racism in the EU. Special theme of this year's report is islamophobia.
Members of the Centre, Linda Janků, Hubert Smekal and Katarína Šipulová, published an article called, “International Human Rights Commitments of the Czech Republic,” in the journal of “Central European Political Studies.” They collaborated with a mathematics student of Oxford University, Jozef Janovský.