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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/she 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


19. 09. 2018
Number of convicted non-smokers complained to the Ombudsman that a non-smoking area was no longer delimited in their prison. Even though they had been moved to a non-smoking...
12. 09. 2018
The Czech Ombudsman was approached by some of the applicants for study programmes in education with hearing impairments who faced certain obstacles during the application process...
05. 09. 2018
The Ombudswoman received a complaint from a man who had been severely physically and mentally ill since his childhood with no hope to ever recover. His disability pension has been...
31. 08. 2018
The first recommendations on equal access to preschool education were issued already in 2010 by then Ombudsman Pavel Varvařovský. They were his response to complaints raised by...
26. 06. 2018
Nearly 30 years after the Velvet Revolution the Czech ombudsman still receives complaints regarding the return of the property confiscated by the Communist regime. In the past...
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