Judiciary for the Future, Panel Discussion

Judiciary for the Future, Panel Discussion

The judiciary system of the Czech Republic is set to undergo a reform. The Ministry of Justice has prepared key reform proposals including a new system of selecting judges, an enhanced judge education programme, and a new judicial body, the Supreme Judicial Council. Some are in favour of the reform; some are against it. It has it become a hot topic among judges from various courts.

The questions raised by the proposals will be addressed during a panel discussion with the Minister of Justice, Robert Pelikán, and representatives of the Czech legal profession. British judge Sir Konrad Schiemann will provide an international perspective.

Keynote speaker – Sir Konrad Schiemann

Sir Konrad Schiemann holds a law degree from Cambridge University and is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He practised as a barrister from 1964 to 1980, and as Queen’s Counsel from 1980 to 1986. He was appointed a High Court judge in 1986 and a Lord Justice in the Court of Appeal in 1995. He is a bencher of the Inner Temple and was a judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union from 2004 to 2012.


Robert Pelikán, Minister of Justice
Sir Konrad Schiemann
Štěpán Holub, Czech Bar Association
Representatives of the judiciary

Robert Pavlů, Allen & Overy

The panel discussion is organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Allen & Overy, the British Embassy in Prague, ePravo.cz, the Faculty of Law of Charles University, and Elsa Czech Republic.

The event is held under the auspices of Minister of Justice, Robert Pelikán.

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Place: Charles University, Faculty of Law, Nám. Curieových 7, Prague 1, Room no. 117