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.

Stanislav Křeček

Public Defender of Rights

Term of office from February 19, 2020

Stanislav Křeček


03. 06. 2020
The Public Defender of Rights receives around 250 complaints concerning the state administration of courts a year, one third of them addresses delays in court proceedings.
28. 05. 2020
The Regional Court in Ostrava – Branch Office in Olomouc granted the action against the construction of the Šantovka Tower in Olomouc a suspensive effect. This means that until...
22. 05. 2020
The complainant came to the prison’s healthcare centre with flu-like symptoms. The insurance card which he submitted was partially damaged and had an illegible expiry date. The...
18. 05. 2020
The Deputy Ombudsman, Monika Šimůnková, being entrusted with the supervision of places where personal freedom is restricted, is regularly monitoring the current situation in...
14. 05. 2020
By mistake, the labour office did not pay a benefit under assistance in material need to the complainant by means of a postal order, but rather sent it to her attached bank...
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