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.

Anna Šabatová

Public Defender of Rights

Term of office from February 18, 2014

Anna Šabatová


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...
15. 08. 2019
The Ombudsman of the Czech Republic recently issued the English versions of the annual reports summarizing the Ombudsman’s activities in 2018. There are four annual reports: the...
14. 08. 2019
The Ombudsman dealt with the case of a mother whose three small children were removed away from her care as it had been found that she had been neglecting them. The court placed...
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