The Public Defender of Rights

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 and also systematically deals with the rights of the people with disabilities.

Stanislav Křeček

Public Defender of Rights

Term of office from February 19, 2020

Stanislav Křeček


04. 02. 2020
On 4 December 2019, the newly elected Deputy of the Public Defender of Rights Monika Šimůnková took her office. The current Ombudswoman Anna Šabatová entrusted Ms. Šimůnková with...
23. 01. 2020
The Office of the Public Defender of Rights has launched a four-year plan focused on human rights protection. The Plan will allow the ombudsman to focus even more strongly on...
26. 11. 2019
It has been 10 years since the Anti-Discrimination Act entered into force. For this occasion, the ombudswoman organized a student documentary film competition called Equal.doc....
22. 10. 2019
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the time when the Anti-Discrimination Act entered into force and when the Defender was also given the role of the national equality body...
21. 08. 2019
The complainant placed in a remand prison cell described his cell as a “toilet with a camera”. Allegedly, the camera was only a few meters away from the toilet and made a 24/7...
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