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Blog of the Czech Center for Human Rights and Democracy with the news, invitations and reports of the events.

April Bulletin published

21.5.2018

The April Bulletin of the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy opens with an interview with Jan M. Passer, a Czech judge at the General Court which is part of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The topic of the interview is not only the court in Luxembourg but also the current developments in the Czech Republic and Europe.

The following contribution is brought by the Czech representatives in the Venice Commission, Veronika Bílková and Kateřina Šimáčková. What did the Venice Commission focus on during its March session?

Furthermore, there are a number of articles regarding current human rights developments.  These articles are divided into the following four categories: International Criminal Justice; European System of Human Rights Protection; International Politics, Business and Human Rights; and the Czech Republic and Human Rights.

You can download the Bulletin in PDF version. The Bulletin is in the Czech language.

March Bulletin published

16.4.2018

The March issue of the Bulletin opens with Helena Kopecká and an exclusive interview with the international prosecutor of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nicolas Koumjian. What are the main challenges of the court regarding justice for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia?

In March it has already been seven years since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. However, there has been no justice for the perpetrators of the crimes committed. Jan Lhotský focuses on the current options of national prosecutions, as well as the desired future role of the international criminal judiciary.

Furthermore, there are a number of articles regarding current human rights developments.  These articles are divided into the following four categories: International Criminal Justice; European System of Human Rights Protection; International Politics, Business and Human Rights; and the Czech Republic and Human Rights.

You can download the Bulletin in PDF version. The Bulletin is in the Czech language.

Winter Bulletin published

1.3.2018

We open the two-month issue of the Bulletin with an external contribution of Kristýna Horňáčková, who as part of the Czech delegation took part in the international conference in New York. This conference approved the extension of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for the crime of aggression.

There is also an article by Kateřina Šimáčková regarding the December session of the Venice Commission, which focused mainly on Poland. The author explains, among other things, two critical opinions of the Polish act on the public prosecutor’s office and on the reform of Polish judiciary.

Furthermore, there are a number of articles regarding current human rights developments.  These articles are divided into the following four categories: International Criminal Justice; European System of Human Rights Protection; International Politics, Business and Human Rights; and the Czech Republic and Human Rights.

You can download the Bulletin in PDF version. The Bulletin is in the Czech language.

December Bulletin published

15.1.2018

As we invited new interns to write on the Bulletin and two new heads of sections of the Centre, we are bringing the December issue of the Bulletin of the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy to the readers in a little bit altered composition of our team. We hope you will be happy with the result in terms of the articles.

We are opening the issue with a contribution of our new head of Czech section, Lucie Nechvátalová, who shared her experiences with The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) in the beautiful Venice. Would you like to get inspired?

A contribution by Šárka Dušková follows. The article focuses on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the human rights obligations of the Czech Republic. The UPR took place in November in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Furthermore, there are a number of articles regarding current human rights developments. These articles are divided into the following four categories: International Criminal Justice; European System of Human Rights Protection; International Politics, Business and Human Rights; and the Czech Republic and Human Rights.

You can download the Bulletin in PDF version. The Bulletin is in the Czech language.