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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....

18. 07. 2019

The LGBT+ community in the Czech Republic: the Czech society gets 6,4 points from 10

In autumn 2018, the Czech Ombudswoman together with the Prague Pride Association conducted one of the largest surveys among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people in the Czech Republic. The research’s outcomes were...

17. 07. 2019

Construction authorities will begin removing dangerous buildings

Where a building suffers from fundamental defects, the construction authority will require that its owner provide for a remedy. If the owner then fails to act, the authority will have to enforce its decision. Although the...

11. 07. 2019

Czech Ombudswoman: the fee of CZK 10.000 for the notification addressed to the Office for the Protection of Competition about the potentially unlawful public procurement procedure is unconstitutional

In 2016, the Office for the Protection of Competition (the antimonopoly authority, further referred also as “OPC”) proposed to introduce the fee of CZK 10.000 (EUR 390) for an application to initiate ex officio proceedings in...

04. 07. 2019

Czech Ombudswoman Anna Šabatová supports the Polish Ombudsman who faces criticism for defending human rights in Poland

Number of international organisations and networks, namely ENNHRI, Equinet, GANHRI, IOI and OHCHR Europe, recently issued a statement in which they openly supported the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland Adam Bodnar who is...

19. 03. 2019

Age discrimination at work

The Defender inquired into a complaint where the complainant alleged that his employer was discriminating against employees because of their age. Allegedly, employees over 65 years of age were being offered less...

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