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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

14. 10. 2014
The Public Defender of Rights has the pleasure to invite you to a conference with international participation „Work-life balance“ held 23rd and 24th October 2014 in the Office of...
16. 09. 2014
The Treaty on the Functioning of the EU gives the right to participate in municipal elections to all citizens of the European Union who are long-term residents in the Czech...
18. 08. 2014
The Defender was approached by a complainant requesting that I investigate the circumstances of his stay in a police cell at the Břeclav District Police Department. Her...
26. 07. 2014
A total of 2,037 complaints were received in the second quarter of 2014, which is 4 less than in the same period last year. The number of complaints in the area of public...
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.
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