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Press Releases 2013

17. 04. 2013

People turn more often to ombudsman, especially with social problems

Ombudsman received 8641 citizens' complaints in 2012, one fifth more than in 2011 as the impact of social reforms and austerity measures being taken amid the economic crisis. 60 percent of the complaints received fall within the...

04. 04. 2013

New Deputy-Ombudsman

Stanislav Krecek, a deputy for the Social Democratic Party (CSSD), was elected new Czech Deputy-Ombudsman.Krecek, 74, was nominated both by the Senate and former president Vaclav Klaus

15. 03. 2013

Focus on care for the elderly

Ombudsman started visits of facilities for seniors. His research reveals that three quarters of regional facilities for seniors write on their websites that they will not admit persons treated for a mental disease (including...

07. 03. 2013

Mistake of the Czech Social Security Administration in pension insurance

Public Defender of Rights stated errors in the procedure taken by Social security authorities that were based on incorrect procedure adopted during proving of the facts decisive for inclusion of employment periods for pension...

25. 02. 2013

Research of repletion of the collection of documents of the Trade Register

More than two thirds of entrepreneurs do not publish their annual statements in the Trade Register, although it is their obligation. The ombudsman performed an inquiry in order to determine whether registration courts monitor the...

07. 02. 2013

Supervision over restriction of personal freedom in the end of 2012

Within the fourth quarter of 2012 the ombudsman conducted eight systematic visits, held meeting with the directors of visited institution for children and prepared the systematic visits to institutions for persons suffering from...

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