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Tomáš Langášek

Tomáš Langášek (born 1974 in Kyjov, Moravia) graduated from the Law School of Charles University of Prague (Masters Degree, 1999). He received his LL.M. degree in comparative constitutional law (with Merit) from the Central European University in Budapest (2000), focusing on freedom of speech and religion and constitutional aspects of classifying information for national security purposes, and JUDr. degree in legal history from the Law School of Masaryk University of Brno (2012).

In 2001 he started his professional career as a lawyer in the Office of the Ombudsman and handled requests seeking protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, most frequently in the areas of the prison service, institutional and protective care and protection of children. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Czech Republic’s Government Council for Human Rights; in 2002-2010 he also served the Council as a permanent deputy.

In 2003 Constitutional Court Chairman Pavel Rychetský appointed him as his law clerk. Later he was assigned to develop the Constitutional Court’s analytical department and be its acting director. On 1 January 2009 he was appointed the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court. He was member of the Judicial Academy Council (2009-2013) and alternate member of the Management Board of the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2010-2015).

In December 2012 the President of the Republic appointed him a Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court. He also serves as President of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court and President of the Disciplinary Chamber for Judges. 

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