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


11. 07. 2019
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...
04. 07. 2019
Number of international organisations and networks, namely ENNHRI, Equinet, GANHRI, IOI and OHCHR Europe, recently issued a statement in which they openly supported the...
19. 03. 2019
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...
04. 03. 2019
In recent years, the Czech Ombudsman repeatedly warned about shortcomings in the procedure of the Ministry of Education (hereinafter “the Ministry”) in reviewing the results of...
25. 02. 2019
The Ombudswoman was approached by a lawyer working for the contributory organisation of the city Brno – DROM looking for assistance in the matter of job advertisements considered...
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