Center members at the Conference of AHRI

In September 2016, Hubert Smekal and Katarína Šipulová represented The Czech Center for Human Rights and Democratization  at the Conference of AHRI (The Association of Human Rights Institutes) which took place in Utrecht. Besides participating in seminars and meetings with other organizations, they displayed some of the research activities of the Center.   Presenting a paper regarding the implementation of international human rights law set out by the constitutional courts of  the Czech republic and Slovakia, center members showed how international human rights law influenced constitutional courts. Such observations included the forming of important standpoints regarding lustrations, restitutions or the opening of archives belonging to StB. Members of the Center also gained also many valuable insights and perspectives during the conference.