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.


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.