The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

  Country profile: CZECH REPUBLIC

 
CEPEJ Member

 

National Correspondent

Ivana BORZOVÁ

Head, Department of Civil Supervision

Ministry of Justice

Vysehradská 16
128 10 PRAGUE 2
+420 221 997 416
+420 221 997 557
iborzova@msp.justice.cz

 

Ivana BORZOVÁ

Head, Department of Civil Supervision

Ministry of Justice

Vysehradská 16
128 10 PRAGUE 2
+420 221 997 416
+420 221 997 557
iborzova@msp.justice.cz

     
Member of the Lisbon Network

 

Pilot Court
Ms Ludmila HAVELOVA
Deputy Director
Judicial Academy of Czech Republic

Ms Renata VYSTRICILOVA
Head of Department
Judicial Academy of Czech Republic
 

Andrea PESLOVA
Judge
District Court of Prague 1 Ovocný trh 14
100 00 Prague 1
+420 221 093 260
APeslova@osoud.pha1.justice.cz

Organisation Chart of the Court

 

Martin PAŠEK
Regional Court Ústí nad Labem

Czech: Krajský soud v Ústí n.L.)
Národního odboje 1274
400 92 ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM 50
+420 475 247 364
mpasek@ksoud.unl.justice.cz

Organisation Chart of the Court

     
Evaluation Exercise
     
Translations of CEPEJ documents (if available):
     

Links to relevant Institutions


 

Resources


 

Legal texts (Codes, laws, regulations etc.)

    http://portal.gov.cz/wps/portal/_s.155/699/place
Case-law of the higher court/s

    www.nsoud.cz

 

     
Recent developments in the judicial field

  New Civil Code [10/01/2014]
The New Civil Code is effective since 1st January 2014.
The preparation and drafting of the Code took more than 10 years; the new Code is to replace the Civil Code of 1964 and will repeal more than 100 special acts including the Family Act or the Commercial Code.
It is supposed to react to modern needs and current economic and social situation.
It is composed of five books (general provision, family law, ownership, obligations and transitional provisions) and contains 3081 sections.
The purpose is that all private rights, duties and status of individuals and entities are governed by one code. It stresses our democratic legal traditions and principles of private law in Europe. The new Civil Code was inspired primarily by foreign legislation in continental countries, mainly Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands, but certain inspiration came also from Québec.
Report on the implementation of the CEPEJ guidelines for judicial time management in 7 pilot courts / institutions (Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom) (March 2011)

Special distinction awarded at the Crystal Scales of Justice in Brussels in June 2009 on the occasion of the Justice Forum for the project "Mentor Scheme" by the Association for probation and mediation in Justice

Approval of the new Criminal Code which will come into effect on 1st January 2010.

The most significant achievement in Czech criminal legislation is the approval of the new Criminal Code. It essentially changes and modernizes Czech criminal law. The Criminal Code, which will come into effect on 1st January 2010, newly introduces, for example, a house arrest to the system of criminal sanctions. The most important task in the non-criminal area at present is the recodification of private law.  Currently the proposal of a new Civil Code and the Act on Mediation in Non-criminal Matters are in the legislative process.

The aggregate amendment of the Civil Procedure Code will come into effect on 1st July 2009. It introduces new arrangements for service of process, audio recordings of trials, a limitation of the extent of reasoning in judgements, reinforcement of the role of notaries in succession proceedings and other changes. As a matter of fact, it generally means improvement and transparency of civil proceedings and elimination of shortages arising in practice

Organisational chart of the system of justice