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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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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.