Czech Center for Human Rights and Democratization (CCHRD)

CCHRD is an independent academic institution analysing human rights from social science and international law perspective. CCHRD organizes conferences, issues a monthly bulletin and informs about human rights in the Czech Republic as well as in Europe.


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.

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Ladislav Vyhnánek, a member of the Center 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 Center who made it to the top.

Let's Discuss Syria


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.


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 Center. 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. read more

List of Human Rights Essay Competitions Published


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!


The Czech Center for Human Rights and Democratization became a member of an international team of research institutions working on a project analysing the impact of international investment treaties and arbitration on governance in four countries: Argentina, Czech Republic, India, and Mexico.  

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 A team of researchers in international law, political science and anthropology will  carry out over the next three years, under supervision of Profs. Zachary Douglas and Shalini Randeria, qualitative empirical research in the four countries in order to assess what impact international investment treaties have on governmental decision-making.

Center Organizes International Workshop

Center for Human Rights and Democratization 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)