Get to Know the Team

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Our team

Olga Pouperová Martin Faix Lukáš Ryšavý Michal Malacka Michal Petr Miluše Hrnčiříková Naděžda Šišková Ondrej Hamuľák Ondřej Svaček Pavel Bureš Václav Stehlík Vlastimil Fiala

Our aims

The members of the team in the master program are dedicated to enhancing a deep understanding of international and European law, to strengthening the analytical and research skills of our students and to inspiring them to achieve outstanding results in their scholarship. Together with our students, we formulate a network focused on a truly international perspective on what is taking place in the globalized world. We are committed to develop the skills and talents of our students and to support their educational development throughout their studies. We share our knowledge and skills, based on our international experience, to provide an optimum learning environment for our students. To become a member of our team means to participate in a network of professional scholars who know each other, who have solid team skills, enthusiasm and the will to collaborate in prospective academic and professional life.

Our characteristics

Ability to work together

Our team has together completed dozens of projects (European, international, national); we lead successful teams in moot court competitions; our rule is to make important decisions collectively; we are close colleagues sharing a dedication to excellence.

International experience

Each member of our team has solid international experience and is a part of valuable international networks. Key teachers have completed part of their studies and numerous research fellowships at prestigious schools and institutions (among others London, Oslo, Brisbane, Paris, Giessen, The Hague, Heidelberg, Chicago, Oxford).

Strong research base

Every member of our team has a rich publishing background reflecting most recent doctrinal outcomes. We understand the quality of research and depth of scholarship as a prerequisite for outstanding results in teaching.

Innovative and individual approach

We use modern methods of teaching, giving students wide space for their personal growth and expression; we provide the practically oriented studies where courses are oriented on skills development, actual experience, and applicability in prospective careers.

Ambitions and hard work

We invest our knowledge and dedication in our students in order to provide the opportunity for their success in their professional careers, based on the challenge, the excellence and support provided in our programme.

Martin Faix

  • Vice-dean for International Affairs
  • Senior lecturer in international law
  • Courses taught:
    • Public International Law I., II.
    • Law of Armed Conflict and Use of Force
    • Law of International Organisations
  • Contact: martin.faix@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Martin studied law (Masters´ in Law) and international law (Masters´ in International Law) in Giessen, Germany and Brisbane, Australia. In 2011, he completed his PhD with a thesis on international law aspects of EU´s military operations at the Charles University in Prague. Before joining in 2007 the Palacký University Faculty of Law, Martin worked as lecturer at the Chair for European Law and Transition Studies (prof. Mahulena Hofmann) at the University of Giessen, Germany. Besides teaching in Olomouc and Prague, he was invited speaker at various universities (France, Luxembourg, Brazil, Colombia and South Africa). Martin was awarded a number of scholarships (German Federal Scholarship, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, International Visegrad Fund Scholarship).

Research fields and expertise

Martin´s research interests include general international law, international institutional law, human rights, law on the use of force and law of armed conflict. He developed and broadened his knowledge of international law by participating in several activities, including the UN International Law Seminar (Geneva, Switzerland), the Venice Academy of Human Rights (Venice, Italy), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) or internships with various institutions (Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations, New York; Australian Red Cross, Queensland Branch, Brisbane).

For several years, Martin has been a member of the European Society of International Law and the Czech Society of International Law. He acted as co-author of national reports for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and as a substitute expert for Czech Republic within the Network on Free Movement of Workers in the EU. Currently, he is member of the Center for Human Rights of the Charles University in Prague (since 2012) and alternate member for the Czech Republic of the Management Board of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (since July 2015).

Main publications

FAIX, Martin. Rules of Engagement – Some Basic Questions and Current Issues. In: Czech Yearbook of International Law. 2010, vol. 1, pp. 133-146.

FAIX, Martin. Genesis eines mehrpoligen Justizkonflikts: Das Verfassungsgericht der Tschechischen Republik wertet ein EuGH-Urteil als Ultra-vires-Akt. EuGRZ 2012, Vol. 39, No. 20-21, pp. 597-606.

FAIX, Martin. Are international organizations bound by human rights obligations? Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law, 2014, vol. 5, pp. 267 – 290.

FAIX Martin, SVAČEK, Ondřej. Dealing with the Past: Prosecution and Punishment of Communist Crimes in Central and Eastern European Countries. Espaҫo Jurídico Journal of Law. 2015, vol. 16, no. 3 (in print).

FAIX, Martin. Law of International Organisations. Palacký University in Olomouc, 2012. 185 p.

Olga Pouperová

Assoc. prof. Olga Pouperová, Ph.D., is an associate professor of administrative law and Vice-Dean for Ph.D. studies. at Faculty of Law of Palacký University Olomouc.

Contactolga.pouperova@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Olga completed her master studies in law at Palacký University Olomouc, doctoral degree (JUDr.) at Masaryk University, postgraduate law degree (Ph.D) at Charles University and associate professorship procedure in administrative law at Masaryk University. During her doctoral studies she participated in a one year exchange study programme at Vienna University, Faculty of Law.

Olga was invited as a speaker at various universities (Estonia, France, Italy, New York) and participated in several international conferences (Bratislava, Vienna, Oslo).

Between 2009 and 2012 she held a position in the legislative board of Council of Higher Education Institutions of the Czech Repbublic. Since 2014 she has been a member of Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court.

She worked as a lawyer for Czech Television for several years.

Research fields and expertise

In her research she focuses on media regulation and related issues. She led and cooperated on several research projects.

Most relevant publications

Pouperová, O.: Regulace médií (Media Regulation), Praha: Leges, 2010, ISBN 978-80-87212-48-6.

Pouperová, O.: Institucionální aspekty regulace médií (Institutional aspects of Media Regulation), Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, ISBN 9788075523358.

Pouperová, O.: Organizational Arrangement of an Administrative Authority as a Prerequisite to a Due Administration of Competence (presented on the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting), International and Comparative Law Review, 2/2013.

Pouperová, O.: An ideal organizational arrangement of a broadcasting regulatory authority, Percorsi consituzionali, 3/2014, ISSN 1974-1928, s. 845-860.

Lukáš Ryšavý

Lukáš Ryšavý is a senior lecturer on Department of International and European Law.

Contactlukas.rysavy@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Lukáš Ryšavý has Master Degree in History and German Studies (Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc, Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Master Degree in Law (Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc, Olomouc (Czech Republic). He has been teaching at the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc since 2005 (first on Department of Foreign Languages, today on Department of International and European Law). He is also guest lecturer at University Salzburg, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) and was a guest lecturer at Faculty of Law in Ostrava (Paneuropean University in Bratislava, Slovakia).

Research fields and expertise

In his research he focuses on the field of International Private Law, European International Private Law, Arbitration and Mediation.

Most relevant publications

Mezinárodní právo soukromé. Procesní otázky. UP Olomouc 2014. (Coautor)

Das Zivilrecht Tschechiens und der Slowakei – Eine Bilanz 20 Jahre nach dem Zerfall der Tschechoslowakei. Osteuropa-Recht, 2013, Nr. 3. (Coautor)

„Die tschechische Regelung der Revision als ein außerordentliches Rechtsmittel in Zivilsachen im Lichte des Novellenentwurfes“ in: Zeitschrift für Europarecht, Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung, 2013, Nr. 02

Michal Malacka

JUDr. Mag. iur. Michal Malacka, Ph.D., MBA, is a senior lecturer in private international law.

Contact: michal.malacka@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Michal Malacka is a graduate of Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc, he completed his studies in 1998. In the same year he finished a basic course of European Union Law at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz. In 1999 he completed the Washington Public Policy Leadership Institute in USA and also became the Vice-dean for Foreign Affairs at the Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc. In 2000 he served as a mediator at the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Zürich. In the same year he received the title JUDr. at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno and started teaching courses on international private law at the Faculty of Law, UP.  In 2001 at the age of 28 he was elected and appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Law. After finishing his PhD. studies in the field of European Union studies at the Faculty of Arts, UP he obtained the MBA title at the PIBS in Prague in 2008. Since 2007 he has also been active as an arbitrator at The Arbitration Court of Czech Chamber of Commerce and since 2009 at The Attorney Chamber of the Czech Republic. Since 2011 he has been a master lecturer of ICC in the Czech Republic. He acted as a member of the Security Board of Olomouc region and is also authorized by the Ministry of the Interior of the CR to lecture courses on professional qualification in the state administrative and for the leading staff of the state administration. In the period 2008–2014 Michal served as a Vice-rector for Foreign Relations of Palacký University Olomouc and as a director of the Regional Authority of the Olomouc region in the period 2014–2015.

Research field and expertise

Michal focuses on private international law.

Main publications

Michal is a co-author of the monograph Phenomenon of international terrorism and Mediation – the reflection of actual trends.

Michal Petr

JUDr. Michal PETR, Ph.D. is a senior researcher in EU law. In M.I.E.L. programme he teaches courses focused on EU economic integration, in particular EU Competition Law.

Contactmichal.petr@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Michal is a graduate of Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc (M.A. in 2002) and Masaryk University in Brno (JUDr. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2008). He has been working as a senior lecturer of EU Law, EU Competition Law and several other topics since 2003. He is a member of the editorial board of the ANTITRUST quarterly and Public Governance, Administration and Finances Law Review and a national correspondent of European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly.

Between 2003 and 2015, he was also working at the Czech Competition Authority, the Office for the Protection of Competition, 2010 – 2015 as its vice-president. He undertook several training courses in international and EU law, in particular at the OECD headquarters in Paris in 2011 and 2012.

Research fields and expertise

In his research he focuses on economic aspects of European integration, in particular competition law and network industries, and the issues of due process connected with enforcement of these regulations. Currently, Michal is participating in several Czech, Regional and EU projects concerned with application of competition law.

Most relevant publications

Michal is an author and co-author of several books/textbooks and a number of articles on the competition law and its application, regulation of network industries and due process. Among the most relevant are:

PETR, M. Postponed Liberalization of Passenger Transport by Rail in the Czech Republic. European Networks Law and Regulation Quaterly, 2014 (4), p. 313-316

PETR, M. Approximation of Competition Laws: Lessons Learned in Central Europe. In: ŠIŠKOVÁ, N. ‘From Eastern Partnership to the Association. A Legal and Political Analysis‘. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. ISBN 1-4438-5819-6

PETR, M. Limitations to the Succession of Liability. European Networks Law and Regulation Quaterly, 2014 (2), p. 173

PETR, M. Šetření na místě a jeho soudní přezkum – druhé dějství [On-site inspections and their Judicial Review – Second Round]. 2013 (4) ANTITRUST, p. 118

PETR, M. Přičítání odpovědnosti za porušení soutěžního práva [Attribution of Liability for Anticompetitive Conduct]. 2013 (3) ANTITRUST, p. 78

PETR, M. Podniky, koncerny, dceřiné společnosti… kdo vlastně odpovídá za porušení soutěžního práva? [Enterprises, Concerns, Subsidiaries … Who is Responsible for Breaches of Competition Law? 2013 (1) ANTITRUST, p. 45

PETR, M., KINDL, J. Competition Litigation in the Czech Republic. In: BLANKE, G., NAZZINI, R. ‘International Competition Litigation. A Multi-jurisdictional Handbook’. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012. ISBN 978-90-411-2712-9

POLČÁK, R., ČERMÁK, J., LOEBL, Z., GŘIVNA, T., MATEJKA, J., PETR, M. Cyber Law in the Czech Republic. Alpen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law Internationa, 2012. ISBN 978-90-411-4010-4

PETR, M. Private Enforcement of Competition Law and the Policy of the Office for the Protection of Competition. In: BASEDOW, J., PHILIPP-TERHECHTE, J., TICHÝ. L. ‘Private Enforcement of Competition Law’. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlaggesellschaft, 2011. ISBN 978-3-8329-5651-6

PETR, M., DOSTAL, O., KREISELOVÁ, I., VAVŘÍČEK, V. Zakázané dohody a zneužívání dominantního postavení v ČR [Prohibited Agreements and Abuses of Dominance in the Czech Republic]. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7400-307-3

Miluše Hrnčiříková

JUDr. Miluše Hrnčiříková, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in private international law. At the Faculty of Law, she teaches the following courses: Private International Law, European Civil Procedure Law, International Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contact: miluse.hrncirikova@upol.cz

Education and title of qualification awarded

1998-2003  pre-gradual studies Faculty of Law Masaryk University (Mgr.)
2006            doctoral degree (JUDr.) Faculty of Law Masaryk University – Private international law
2003-2007 post-gradual studies Faculty of Law Masaryk University (Ph.D.) – international private law, civil law, international business law

Work experience and main activities and responsibilities

2003                 Constitutional Court in Brno, judge assistant
2004-2007      Lecturer at the Faculty of law Palacky University in Olomouc, Department of Business Law and Private International Law
2004-present  Coach of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
2005-2007       Supervisor at European Documentary Centrum
2007-2010       Parental leave
2007-present   Senior lecturer, Department of International and European Law

Selected research and other grants

Czech Foundation for University Development (2013) – main grantee
Internal Project Agency (FRUP) – Palacký University (2014) – main grantee
Specific university research – Palacký University (2015) – main grantee
Czech Science Foundation (GACR) (2016) – main grantee
ESF (2010-2013) – Law in English (coordinator), Právo moderně, Pomezí (lector)
Visegrad Fund (2012) – supported person

Membership in boards of editors/professional associations

  • Membership:
    Czech Lawyers Association, Young Arbitration Forum ICC, International Law Students Association,Internal judicial network
  • Editorial Board:
    International and Comparative Law Review, Czech Yearbook of Arbitration
  • Reviewer:
    Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi, Právník

Selected expert activities abroad

Participation at international conferences on private international law and international arbitration – active around 10
Hague summer school on Private international law (2004)
Since 2013 – arbitrator in Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (Vienna)

Publications

Around 25 publications, accessible at: portal.upol.cz

Naděžda Šišková

Assoc. prof. et Assoc. prof. JUDr. Naděžda Šišková, Ph.D. is a Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the Faculty of Law Palacky University.

She is a guarantor and a key scholar of the courses: „Constitutional Law of the EU“, „Mechanism of the Human Rights Protection at the level of the EU“ and „EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice“.

Naděžda Šišková belongs to the leading experts on EU Law and European integration studies in the Czech Republic.

Contact: nadezda.siskova@upol.cz 

Education and professional experience

She is a founder and the first Head of the Department of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law (1996-2014). She is also a historically first Jean Monnet Chairholder in EU Law in the Czech Republic (since 1997).

She has two specialisations: in EU Law (Ph.D. Degree in EU Law at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, Assoc. Prof. degree in EU Law – habilitation at Pan-European University in Bratislava) and Assoc. Prof. degree in Political sciences (habilitation in International relations at the Economic University in Prague).

She is also a President of the Czech Association of European studies (Czech ECSA, Member of ECSA-world), the scientific society, which unites the scholars and experts, who are specialised on EU integration.

She is also a Member of the Czech Society for International Law and several other scientific societies, in the Czech Republic and abroad.

She is a founder and Chief Editor of the Journal „European Studies. The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics” edited by Wolters Kluwer.

She is also a Member of Editorial board of other 6 scientific journals in the Czech Republic and abroad, namely:

  • Czech Yearbook of International Law (Praha)
  • International and Comparative Law Review (Olomouc)
  • Acta iuridica Olomoucensis (Olomouc)
  • Working Papers VŠE Praha (Praha)
  • „Advokat“ (Kyjev, Ukrajina)
  • „Vestnik Academii Advokatury Ukrajiny“ (Kyjev, Ukrajina)

She is a member of different scientific bodies and the commissions: for instance, the Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Law Palacky University, Member of the Commission for the defence of Ph.D. thesis at the Faculty of International relations of Economic University in Prague, Member of the Commission for the defence of the Ph.D. thesis of the Faculty of Law, Palacky University, the Member of the Executive Board of the Technical University in Tallin (Estonia), etc.

Naděžda Šišková participated as an expert and evaluator of the different grant projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. She also evaluated the projects as an expert for European Commission of the 6th Framework Programme and 7th Framework Programme and Jean Monnet Programme, as well as Programme Horizon 2020 of the EU Research Agency.

Naděžda Šišková had implemented 20 grant research and academic projects (18 of them as coordinator). For instance she was a coordinator of the Jean Monnet Multicultural Research Group, which consisted from the researchers from the Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic), University in Heidelberg (Germany), Komenský University in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Kiev University (Ukraine).

Research field and expertise

The main fields of her scientific interest and research are:
Human rights protection at the level of the EU (including the mechanism of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU); Union´s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, External Relations Law of the EU (especially Eastern Partnership and Association law), International and Institutional Law of the EU, Reform of the Union, EU Asylum and migration policy, etc.

Most relevant publications

Naděžda Šišková is an author of about 120 publications (monographs, text-books, scientific articles) published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia. The quotation of her publication is 390 (including 101 abroad).

The most relevant publications are:

  • Šišková, N.: Dimension of Human Rights Protection in the EU. Prague: Linde, 2008, 254 p.
  • Šišková, N. (ed.): From Eastern Partnership to the Association. A Legal and Political Analysis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, 303 p. (publicated in English in the Great Britain).
  • Šišková, N. ed: The process of Constitutionalisation of the EU and the related issues, Groningen: Europa Law Publishing, 2008, 238 p. (publicated in English in Netherlands).
  • Šišková, N a kol.: Lisbon Treaty and its Impact on the Institutional European and National Law of Member states, Prague: Leges, 2012.
  • Šišková, N., Stehlík, V.: European Law I. – Constitutional Foundations of the EU, Prague: Linde, 2007, 310 p.
  • Šišková, N. (ed.): European Law II – International Market of the EU. Prague: Wolters Kluwer, 2012.
  • Šišková, N.: Foundations of the Russian Law and Russian Law terminology, Prague: Linde, 2006, 309 p. Šišková, N., Matochová, S.: European and Czech Law, their Relationship in the Case-law of the Czech Constitutional Court, Prague: Linde, 2010, 448 p.
  • Šišková, N.: The Impact of the Eurozone´s Crisis on the Institutional Framework and National Law of Member States- Some Considerations. In: Danube: Law and Economic Review, No. 12/2013, 4(4), pp. 293-300. (published in English).
  • Šišková, N.: The Human Rights Protection in the European Union Context and its Current Dilemma, „The European Legal Forum“, Mnichov, 2005, č. 1, page.   1-8, ISBN/ISSN: 1615-6048, (published in English in Germany).
  • Šišková, N.: New challenges of the EU in the field of human rights (focusing on the mechanism of the Charter) „European Studies. The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics“, Vol. 1, 2014 page 9-16, ISBN/ISSN: 1805-8809/978-80-7478-659-4, (published in English).
  • Siskova, N.: Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental rights of the EU, future prospects, in: Porto, M., de Amaral, F.(ed.): Temas de Integração, Almedina, Coimbra, 2009, page 11- 19, ISBN/ISSN: 9789724037929, (published in English in Portugal).
  • Šišková, N: Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the EU in the Context of Protocol No. 30 to Lisbon Treaty, „Danube: Law and Economics Review“, 2011, issue 2, pages 55-61. ISSN 1804-6746, (published in English).
  • Šišková, N.: Chartia osnovných prav Evropejskogo Sojuza i voprovy sudebnoj zaštity, „Advokat“, Kyjev, 2012, issue 11, page 6 – 8, ISBN/ISSN: 1998-4758, (published in Russian in Ukraine).

Awards

Naděžda Šišková was awarded by the Czech Association for European studies for the significant contribution for the development of the science in the field of European Law.

She was 3 times decorated by Rector´s prize for the best monographs, namely for monographs:

  • Šišková, N. ed: From Eastern Partnership to the Association. A Legal and Political Analysis, „Cambridge Scholars Publishing“, 2014, ISBN13: 978-1-4438-5819-9, 303 pages. Publicated in English in the Great Britain.
  • Šišková, N.:Dimenssion of Human Rights Protection in the EU, „Linde“, Prague, 2008, 254 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7201-710-2.
  • The Process of Constitutionalisation of the EU and the related issues, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, 2008.

She was nominated by Faculty of Law Palacky University for the Tang Prize in the cathegory of Rule of Law for 2016.

Ondrej Hamuľák

JUDr. Ondrej Hamuľák, Ph.D. is a senior researcher in EU law. In M.I.E.L. programme he teaches courses focused on EU constitutional and institutional law, e.g. Constitutional Law of the EU, EU Human Rights Protection and Multi-level Constitutional Dimension of the EU.

Contactondrej.hamulak@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Ondrej is a graduate of Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc. He completed his master studies in law (M.A., 2006); his doctoral degree (JUDr., 2010) and his Ph.D. studies (Ph.D., 2013) there. In recent years he underwent research visits and internships at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University (March 2014), Institute of European Law, Košice, Slovakia (October and November 2014) and Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (Februrary 2015). He has been teaching at the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc since 2006, lecturing in the courses: Constitutional Law of the European Union, EU Internal Market, Human Rights protection in the EU, Human Rights LAB etc. He is also visiting professor at Tallinn Law School (Estonia), and guest lecturer at Paneuropean University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law (Slovakia) and Faculty of Law, PJS University in Košice (Slovakia) where he teaches EU law related courses.

Between 2013 and 2016 Ondrej served as a vice-dean for public relations and development, Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc. During his term he established the stabile PR and communication department.  Between 2010 and 2016 Ondrej held a position of editor-in-chief of academic journal Acta Iuridica Olomucensia. Nowadays he is responsible for another academic journal – International and Comparative Law Review as an editor-in-charge.

Research fields and expertise

In his research he focuses on the relations and interactions between EU law and national law, the theoretical impacts of the membership in the EU on the state sovereignty, the legitimacy and rule of law within the EU, in particular system of protection of fundamental rights at supranational level. He worked on the several research and development projects with the relevant outcomes (2015: “The legal impacts of the financial crisis in the EU”, 2014: “The principle of tolerance in the functioning of the European Union – from a theoretical concept to practice”, 2012-2013: “EU Law before Czech Courts – Theory and Practice, 2011-2013: “Eastern Partnership and its prospects with a view of legal approximation, rule of law and human rights”). Actually he is a  member of the team implementing the two Jean Monnet Projects at the Faculty of Law – Jean Monnet Chair and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Law.

Most relevant publications

Ondrej is an author and co-author of several books/textbooks and a number of articles on the application of EU by Czech Constitutional Court, EU Criminal law cooperation and EU human rights protection. The most relevant are:

HAMUĽÁK, O. Integrující se Evropa a suverenita České republiky (Integrating Europe and soveregnty of the Czech Republic). Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2013. 134 p.

HAMUĽÁK, O. Eurozatykač, tři ústavní soudy a dominance práva Evropské unie (European Arrest Warrant, three constitutional courts and dominance of EU law). Olomouc: Iuridicum, 2011, 132 p.

HAMUĽÁK, O. Právo Evropské unie v judikatuře Ústavního soudu České republiky (EU law in the case of the Czech Constitutional Court). Praha: Leges, 2010, 256 p.

HAMUĽÁK, O. Is Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the EU Taking Social Rights Seriously? European studies – The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics. 2015, vol. 2.

HAMUĽÁK, O. Lessons from the “Constitutional Mythology” or How to Reconcile the Concepts of State with European Integration, DANUBE: Law and Economics Review, 2015, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 75–90.

HAMUĽÁK, O. European Integration and Czech Sovereignty ‘Synchronized’. Four Basic Arguments in Defence of Preservation of Sovereign Statehood. International and Comparative Law Review, 2014, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 39-56.

Ondřej Svaček

JUDr. Ondřej Svaček, Ph.D. LLM. is a senior researcher in Public International Law. Besides general aspects, he specializes on international criminal law and human rights law. In M.I.E.L. he is co-responsible for tuition in the obligatory course Public International Law and also in the elective course International Criminal Law. Last and definitively not least, Ondřej is a coach of Palacký University’s teams participating in international moot court competitions (Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the ICC Moot Court Competition).

Contactondrej.svacek@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Ondřej studied law in Olomouc. In 2006, he was admitted as a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty in Brno, he finished PhD studies in 2011 by defense (summa cum laude) of a thesis State and Individual: Relations of Responsibilities in Decision-Making Practice of International Judicial Institutions. Ondřej also holds LLM degree in Public International Law from Oslo (2011) and bachelor degree in Political Science and European Studies from Olomouc (2008). Ondřej have lectured at numerous universities across Europe (Brno, La Rochelle, Granada, Milano, Clermont-Ferrand, Versailles, Naples, Malaga, Santiago de Compostela) and absolved research stays at the leading centers of international legal research (T. M. C. Asser Institute in the Hague, Max Planck Institute of Public International Law in Heidelberg). He has also gained practical experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Research field and expertise

In his professional career, Ondřej focuses on general issues of public international law (state responsibility, jurisdictional immunities, creation of states) and more specifically on issues concerning international criminal law and human rights law (International Criminal Court, complementarity, immunities of state officials). Ondřej published 30 original works concerning these topics.
Last contributions comprise:

SVAČEK, Ondřej. International Criminal Court and Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges. In: VICENTE, Dário Moura. Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Court and Jurisdictions into Perspective. Leiden, Boston: Brill, Nijhoff, 2016, pp. 206-221.

SVAČEK, Ondřej, FAIX Martin. Dealing with the Past: Prosecution and Punishment of Communist Crimes in Central and Eastern European Countries. Espaҫo Jurídico Journal of Law. 2015, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 31-50.

SVAČEK, Ondřej. The Human Rights Dimension of the ICC’s Complementarity Regime. Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law. 2015, vol. 6, pp. 273-288.

Pavel Bureš

JUDr. Pavel Bureš, PhD., D.E.A, is senior lecturer teaching in several courses with the focus on Public international law: general international law, international human rights law, diplomatic and consular law, international investment law and international economic law.

Contactpavel.bures@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Pavel studied law (Masters´ in Law) in Olomouc. In 2006, he was awarded French government scholarship for one-year post-gradual studies on Public international law in Paris (Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas). In 2011, he completed his PhD with a thesis on human rights during international criminal procedure at the Charles University in Prague. Pavel was invited as a speaker at various universities (Versailles, Sheffield, Katowice) or as an Council of Europe expert to Albania for judicial clerk training.

For more than six years, Pavel was charged of international relations at the Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc where he built up a Law-in-English module, a forerunner of Master in International and European Law.

Research fields and expertise

Pavel´s research focus mainly on general international law, human rights and theory of human rights, international procedure, position of individuals in international law, international investment law.

Pavel is a member of the Czech Society of International Law, member of the European Society of International Law. He is an External member of Centre de recherche VIP de la Faculté de droit et de science politique de l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

Main publications

BUREŠ, Pavel. La lutte contre le terrorisme en République tchèque sous l’influence du droit de l’Union européenne et du droit international. In: Saulnier-Cassia, Emmanuelle (ed.) La lutte contre le terrorisme dans le droit et la jurisprudence de l´Union Européenne. LGDJ 2014., pp. 473-476.

BUREŠ, Pavel. To Have or Not To Have a Special Tribunal for Somali Pirates? An International Response to National Failure. In: Czech yearbook of public & private international law,2011, vol. 2,  pp,189-199.

BUREŠ, Pavel and SAULNIER-CASSIA, Emmanuelle. Divergences autour du principe d’égalité des citoyens nationaux et européens entre la Cour constitutionnelle tchèque et la CJUE. In: Revue trimestrielle de droit européen, vol. 3/2013, pp .164-167.

DAVID, Vladislav, BUREŠ, Pavel, FAIX, Martin, SLADKÝ, Pavel, SVAČEK, Ondřej. Mezinárodní právo veřejné s kazuistikou (Public International Law with Cases). 2. ed. Praha: Leges, 2011. 448 p.

BUREŠ, Pavel. Evropský konsensus v judikatorní praxi Evropského soudu pro lidská práva (European Consensus in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights). In: Šturma, P., Faix, M. (eds.) Lidskoprávní dimenze mezinárodního práva, 2014. pp. 75-86.

BUREŠ, Pavel. What is not right in Human Rights Protection? Few reflections on some European Court of Human Rights judgements. In: Czech yearbook of public & private international law,2014, vol. 5,  pp, 243-253.

Petra Měšťánková

Mgr. Petra Měšťánková, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Social Sciences. In M.I.E.L. programme she teaches courses focused on the European integration history and the politics of Central European countries.

Contact: petra.mestankova@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Petra graduated in Political science and European studies at the Philosophical Faculty of the Palacky University in Olomouc in 2004. In 2009 she successfully finished the Doctoral Programme and received the Ph.D. in Political Science at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University. Since 2007 she has been a lecturer (since 2009 a senior lecturer) at the Faculty of Law of the Palacky University. She teaches political science courses and European integration history.

Research fields and expertise

Her research has been focused on democratization, quality of democracy, non-democratic regimes and presidential systems. Her area interest is especially in Ibero-american and Central European countries. In recent years she underwent research visits in Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Málaga, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED, Madrid), Universidad de Barcelona, London School of Economics, Universität Wien, Freie Universität Berlin. She participated in several research projects (2013-2014: „Varieties of Democracy“, country expert; 2008-2011: „Czech Republic in the European Union: Position and Assertion of National Interests“, team member; 2006-2008: „Non-democratic Regimes and their Transformation in Lusophonic and Hispanic Countries“, team member). She also participated in various development projects focused on the innovation of education.

Most relevant publications

Petra is an author and co-author of books, several articles and book chapters. The most relevant are:

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra, ŠŮSTKOVÁ, Markéta a kol. Prosazování národních zájmů členských zemí EU: Francie, Německo, Nizozemsko, Belgie, Lucembursko, Itálie. (Assertion of National Interests of EU member states: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy). Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2011. 518 s.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Přechod k demokracii v Mexiku (Transition to Democracy in Mexico). Olomouc: Iuridicum Olomoucense, 2009. 166 s.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra, ESPARZA, Daniel. La República Checa: diez años en la Unión Europea. Revista General de Derecho Público Comparado, 2014, č. 16, s. 29-56. (50% share)

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Disciplinovanost politických stran v Latinské Americe. Analýza Institucionální revoluční strany v Mexiku. (Political Parties Discipline in Latin America. The Analysis of Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico). In FIALA, Vlastimil, STRMISKA, Maxmilián, SPRINGEROVÁ, Pavlína a kol. Teoretické a metodologické problémy výzkumu politických stran Afriky, Asie, Latinské Ameriky a Oceánie. Ústí nad Orlicí: Oftis, 2011, s. 265-290.

MĚŠŤÁNKOVÁ, Petra. Latinskoamerické prezidentské systémy: postavení prezidenta a demokratické vládnutí (Latin-American presidential systems: position of president and democratic governance). Politologická revue, 2009, roč. 15, č. 1, s. 30-62.

Václav Stehlík

Assoc. prof. JUDr. Václav Stehlík, LL.M., Ph.D. is an associate professor of EU law, Head of the Department of International and European Law and Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU law. In M.I.E.L. programme he teaches courses focused on EU constitutional and institutional law, EU economic law and internal market and EU external Relations.

Contact: vaclav.stehlik@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Václav completed law studies in Olomouc (M.A., 2000), postgraduate law degree in London (LL.M., 2004) and in Brno (Ph.D., 2005); doctoral degree in Brno (JUDr., 2008), master studies in English language and literature in Olomouc (2008), professorship procedure in EU law in Brno (2014). He held a position of a Fulbright Researcher at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Václav is guarantor and coordinator of master and doctoral studies in English at the Faculty of Law in Olomouc and Co-editor of International and Comparative Law Review. He works as an external evaluator of research projects (esp. National Science Agency in Poland and in Slovakia, European Commission in Brussels – Horizon 2020, Grant Scheme of Charles University in Prague and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic). He is a member of the Commission for Ph.D. and doctoral dissertations (Faculty of law in Brno, Paneuropean University in Bratislava), member of professional legal associations such as Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, Czech Association of Lawyers and Czech Association of European Studies. He is a Member of the Academic Senate of Faculty of Law in Olomouc and Member of the Scientific Council, Faculty of Law in Olomouc.

Václav implemented a number of research and academic projects including a Jean Monnet module on EU external relations (2010), projects awarded by the Czech Grant Agency, European Commission or Palacky University. He is a holder of Jean Monnet Chair awarded by the European Commission (since 2015).

Research fields and expertise

Václav teaches courses on EU integration including EU Constitutional Law, EU Human Rights Protection, EU Internal Market, EU judicial system or EU External Relations Law. He has participated as a coach in EU moot court competitions.

His research focuses on the EU judicial system, enforcement of EU market rules in national legal orders, clash between national procedural rules and EU law and EU rules on the human rights protection. His research outcomes have been presented in a number of national and international conferences.

Most relevant publications

Václav is an author and co-author of several books/textbooks and a number of articles on the EU judicial system, interrelations between national courts and CJEU, application of EU by national courts, EU internal market or EU human rights protection. The most relevant are:

STEHLÍK, V. (ed.): Studies in EU External Relations, (in Czech) UP Olomouc, 2015, pp. 138

STEHLÍK, V., HAMUĽÁK, O., JIRÁSEK, J., BONČKOVÁ, H., PETR, M. EU Law before Czech Courts. Leges: Prague, (monograph, in Czech), 2014, 304 pp.

STEHLÍK, V., Hamuľák, O. Legal Issues of EU Internal Market: Understanding Four Freedoms, UP Olomouc (monograph, in English), 2013, 248 pp.

HAMUĽÁK, O., STEHLÍK, V.: European Union Constitutional Law: Revealing the Complex Constitutional System of the European Union, UP Olomouc (monograph, in English), 2013, 203 pp.

STEHLÍK, V: Application of national procedural rules in the context of EU law, Leges: Prague, 2012 (monograph, in Czech), 2012, 258 pp.

STEHLÍK, V. The obligatory preliminary ruling procedure and its enforcement in the Czech and Slovak legal order, UWM Law Review, Poland, (article, in English), vol. 3, 2011, 19 pp.

Vlastimil Fiala

Assoc. prof. PhDr. Vlastimil Fiala, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Politics and Social Sciences. In the M.I.E.L. programme he teaches courses focused on history of the European Union.

Contact: Vlastimil.Fiala@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Vlastimil Fiala completed history studies in Olomouc (M.A., 1984), postgraduate historical degree at Oriental Institute of Czechoslovak Academy of Science (Prague, 1989); doctoral degree in Olomouc (PhDr., 1987), professorship procedure in Political Science in Olomouc (1998). He held a position of a COST Researcher at the European Studies Research Unit at Lancaster University and received the Award Prize of the WEU to do research at the Clingendael, The Netherlands Institute of International Affairs at Hague.

V. Fiala is co-guarantor and coordinator of master studies in European Studies with specialisation in European law. He works as an external evaluator of research projects (esp. National Science Agency in Poland, Grant Scheme of Charles University in Prague). He is a chairman of the Commission for Ph.D. and doctoral dissertations at Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Kralove, member of the Commission for PhD. (Faculty of International Sciences, Economics School), he is vice-president of Czech Society for African Studies, and member of Executing committee of the Czech Society for Political Sciences. He is a member of the Scientific Councils at Faculty of Law in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts in Hradec Králové, and Faculty of Public Politics in Opava.

V. Fiala implemented a number of research and academic projects including a Jean Monnet module on EU history (1998), projects awarded by the Czech Grant Agency, European Commission or Palacky University.

Research fields and expertise

V. Fiala teaches courses on EU history, Politics, Comparative Politics, Czech Political System, Common Foreign and Security Politics, Methodological Methods, and few more. His research focuses on the EU issues, including European Integration theories, national interests of EU members, African political partisanship. His research outcomes have been presented in a number of national and international conferences.

Most relevant publications

V. Fiala is an author and co-author of more than 20 books/textbooks and a number of articles on European Integration theories, EU members´ national interests, decentralization, role of political actors in decision-making, political parties in Africa, etc. The most relevant are:

  • Fiala, Vlastimil: The Czech Republic: From Visegrad to Brussels. The Netherlands Institute of International Affairs, The Hague, 1995. 95 pages.
  • Fiala, Vlastimil: Skandinávské politické systémy. Olomouc, Moneta FM, 2001. 256p.
  • Fiala, V. – Říchová, B.: Úloha politických aktérů v procesu decentralizace. Olomouc, Moneta-FM, 2002, 616p.