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Holländer Pavel

Prof., JUDr., DrSc.
Born February 23, 1953 in Lučenec

  • Theory and philosophy of law, constitutional law
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1971, graduate, secondary school, Lučenec;
  • 1971-1976, Faculty of Law, Comenius University, Bratislava;
  • 1979, JUDr., FL Comenius University;
  • 1981, CSc., FL Comenius University;
  • 1998, Associate Professor, FL Comenius University;
  • 1992, DrSc., Comenius University;
  • 1994-1995, Associate Professor and Full Professor, theory of law and philosophy of law, Faculty of Law, Charles University

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1977-1979, post-graduate student, FL CU;
  • 1979-1992, assistant lecturer, Associate Professor, FL CU;
  • 1989, Institute for the State and Law, Slovak Academy of Sciences;
  • 1993-1995, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Palacký University, Olomouc;
  • 1993-present, judge
  • 2003-present, Vice-President, Constitutional Court

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies (selection):

  • 1994-2000, Member, Scientific Council, Palacký University;
  • 1996-2000, Member, University Accreditation Commission;
  • 1994-present, Member, Scientific Council, Faculty of Law of Masaryk University, Brno;
  • 1997-present, Member, Scientific Council, FL CU;
  • 1999-present, Member, Scientific Council, MU;
  • 1998-present, Member, editorial board, Právník;
  • 2004-present, Member, Scientific Council, CU.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 2000-present, Member, International Academy of Comparative Law
  • 2001-present, Member, editorial board, Ostrecht
  • 2002-present, Member, editorial board, Slovenian Law Review

Notable awards:

  • 1992-1993, Scholarship, Humboldt Foundation
  • 1997, Memorial Medal, Palacký University
  • 1999, Memorial Certificate, Faculty of Law of Masaryk University
  • 2000, First Class Medal, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of CR
  • 2003, Memorial Medal, Faculty of Law, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice

Selected publications:

  • Abriß einer Rechtsphilosophie. Strukturelle Überlegungen. Duncker & Humblot Verlag, Berlin 2003
  • Constitutional Law Argumentation (looking back over ten years of the Constitutional Court), Linde, Prague 2003
  • Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in der Tschechischen Republik (co-authors G. Brunner, M. Hofmann). Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Act on the Constitutional Court. Commentary (co-authors J. Filip, V. Šimíček). Beck, Prague 2001
  • Fundamentals of general political science. Vyšehrad, Prague 1995
  • Rechtsnorm, Logik und Wahrheitswerte (Versuch einer kritischen Lösung des Jörgensenschen Dilemmas). Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 1993
  • Application of logic in legal thinking (co-author V. Knapp). Comenius University, Bratislava 1992
  • Logical Models of the Relation between Duty and Necessity, Permissibility and Possibility. Archives for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, N.2, 1992
  • Kognitivismus versus Dezisionismus in der Gerichtsanwendung der Charta der Grundrechte und Grundfreiheiten. Rechtstheorie, Heft 3, 2003

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Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


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