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.

News on the Web

As you might have already noticed due to funny behavior of our web we have been preparing a few changes and innovations for you. We have uploaded all the issues of Czech Republic Human Rights Review on Publero so that you can browse through it and read it online. You can also easily search in them, using Google powered search bar in Archive. Most importantly there is a new section Research which is full of useful information regarding human rights research (lists of summer schools or Czech organizations focusing on HR, publications prepared by the Center and courses taught by its members are available here). Last but not least - there is a new e-mail address info@center4hrd.org .

22.3.2013

A screening of an award winning documentary Kabul Transit will be held in room P31 at the Faculty of Social Science (Joštova 10, Brno) on Monday, 15 April 2013, from 16:00. A discussion with its director professor David Edwards will follow. 

If you want to find out more about the documentary, visit this site. read more

Linda Janků Presented the ENAR Report

21.3.2013

In an interview for the Czech Television, Linda Janků, one of members of the Center, presented key findings and conclusions of the Shadow Report drafted by the Center for the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

All ENAR reports, including the one written by the Center, can be found here.

Business and Human Rights

13.3.2013

In February 2013 the Center became focused on issues related to connections between business and human rights. In the Czech-language edition of the Bulletin (2/2013), the Center started the debate on these issues with an introductory article by Tereza Dolezalova.

To see the Bulletin, click here.

Lutsenko v. Ukraine

19.2.2013

Helena Bončková, member of the Center, published a comment on the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lutsenko v. Ukraine.

This decision is a crucial one as it is a first oficial opinion of the European Court of Human Rights contributing to debates relating to politization of trials of former members of "orange" government of Julia Tymoshenko. 

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.