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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


08. 03. 2018
Ladies coupés on Czech Railways trains were introduced in 2012 after Czech Railways received a considerable number of complaints from passengers (especially women) claiming that...
26. 02. 2018
Anna Šabatová, Czech Ombudswoman, and Günther Kräuter, one of three Austrian Ombudsmen, together with their colleagues from the social security departments met in Vienna on the...
12. 02. 2018
The foster family was carrying for a group of five siblings for three years. They had very strong ties both to the foster parents and to their wider family. According to the...
05. 02. 2018
From January 2018, Public Defender of Rights of the Czech Republic became the body that shall contribute to the full exercise of free movement of EU citizens.
11. 01. 2018
Ombudsman Anna Šabatová and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks about inclusive education in the Czech Republic.
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