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Press Releases 2019

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...

31. 07. 2019

The abbreviation of the foreign degree should be included in the identity card if requested

The Ombudsman dealt with the application of the complainant who obtained a Master of Sciences degree in the United Kingdom in the field of Information and Communication Technology. However, the relevant authority refused to...

24. 07. 2019

The Czech Ombudsman fights for the improvement in publication of court decisions

Public access to court case-law contributes to predictable decision-making by the courts, unification of the decision-making practice and transparency of court decisions, and thus also to promotion of the right to a fair trial....

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