Tomáš Friedel

What Czech Judges Can and Cannot do? Practice of Judicial Disciplinary Authorities in the Czech Republic

Jurisprudence 1/2015 Section: Articles Page: 15-23

Keywords: professional ethics of judges, disciplinary proceedings of judges, disciplinary court

Abstract: The article analyses all judicial disciplinary decisions issued by the disciplinary court in the Czech Republic since 2008, when the reform of the disciplinary court took place. The authors, describe the conducts of the judges, which were found inappropriate by the court. In the second part of the paper they offer the analysis of the cases tried by the disciplinary court, in which the court found no substantial breach of the standards of professional judicial ethics or which were suspended before reaching a decision. In the last part of the paper, the authors summarize their findings, offer their interpretation and place their findings in a broader Czech context.