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The Public Defender of Rights

Protects people against the conduct of authorities and other institutions if the conduct is against the law, does not correspond to the principles of a democratic legal state and the principles of good administration, or the authorities are inactive.

He also carries out preventive systematic visits to places where people are restricted in their freedom and seeks to ensure that their rights are respected. The Defender also contributes to promotion of the right to equal treatment and protection against discrimination.

Anna Šabatová

Public Defender of Rights

Term of office from February 18, 2014

Anna Šabatová

Press Releases

24. 07. 2014
Foreigners from EU states with a long-time residence permit in the Czech Republic have been denied the right to take part in local elections which is at variance with European law.
24. 07. 2014
The Defender (ombudsman) Anna Šabatova is convinced that the draft of the bill on foreigners' health insurance is completely bad and has so many shortcomings that it is...
21. 07. 2014
The Defender has decided to share her experience gained from inquiries into complaints regarding gender discrimination with inspection bodies, non-government organisations and...
25. 06. 2014
Ombudsman Anna Sabatova have checked seven illegal social care institutes for the elderly suffering from dementia and found out that the care is unprofessional and bad and the...
23. 06. 2014
Ombudsman was approached by a complainant requesting an inquiry into the procedure of the Ministry of Justice in supervising the activity of a court distrainor. She found the...
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