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26. 11. 2019

Documentary film competition called Equal.doc

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. The aim of the competition was to find out how young...

22. 10. 2019

The Public Defender of Rights issues recommendations for lawyers representing victims of discrimination

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 pursuant to the European Union legislation. Since...

21. 08. 2019

Camera in a remand prison cell and the right to privacy

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 recording. Although it was supposed to have a...

15. 08. 2019

The Ombudsman of the Czech Republic presents the annual reports 2018

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 general Annual Report describing all the most...

14. 08. 2019

Contact between parents and children can be restricted only by the court’s decision

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 them in a children’s home. The mother tried to sort...

07. 08. 2019

Unclear pleadings of debtors subject to a tax enforcement procedure

The tax authority attached the entire balance of salary paid to a debtor by his former employer. The authority treated a pleading whereby the debtor questioned the lawfulness of this procedure as an objection. However, the...

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