Our Team


Maros Matiasko

Lawyer

Maros is attorney at law as of 2013. In 2015 he co-founded the Forum for Human Rights which he directs as of 2019. Between 2016 and 2018 he worked at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. He completed his legal studies at the Palacký University in Olomouc and obtained a bachelor’s degree from psychology at the Masaryk University in Brno. In 2011 he completed post-gradual studies of international law of human rights in Utrecht. In his practice he focuses on preparation and leading of human rights cases through individual and collective strategic litigation. He publishes in the area of human rights, human rights philosophy, prohibition of ill-treatment and rights of persons with disabilities. He is a PhD candidate at the Essex University and the Legal Department of the Palacký University. He also studies philosophy.

Email: matiasko@forumhr.eu


Alexandra Dubova

Lawyer

Alexandra obtained legal degree at the Paneuropean university in Bratislava in 2009 and completed the Human Rights LL.M. programme at the Central European University in Budapest in 2010. She is a founding member of the Forum for Human Rights. In between 2015-2019 she worked as an Assistant Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights. She focuses on international human rights law, migration law and refugee protection, with particular focus on rights of persons in immigration detention and rights of vulnerable persons. She is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute.

Email: dubova@forumhr.eu


Anna Hofscheiderova

Lawyer

Anna completed legal studies at the Masaryk University in Brno. She worked in several non-governmental organisations and at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic. Anna focuses primarily on childrens’ rights where she seeks a greater account of human rights discourse and the rights-based approach. She has also expertise in the rights of persons with disabilities and protection of vulnerable persons. Anna leads a human rights course for social workers at the Faculty of Philosophy in Prauge and is a PhD candidate at the Legal Department of the Palacký University.

Email: hofscheiderova@forumhr.eu


Stepan Pastorek

Lawyer

Štěpán studied law at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prauge where he also obtained postgradual legal degree (JUDr.). He worked in the non-governmental sector and completed an internship with the European Court of Human Rights. He is currently also a legal associate in the law firm. Štěpán focuses on migrants rights, residence matters, international protection and protection against exploitation. He participates in the strategic litigation. He is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law in Prauge.

Email: pastorek@forumhr.eu


Anezka Pham

Lawyer

Anežka completed legal studies at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prauge. She has worked in several non-governmetal organisations. She is interested in childrens’ rights and migrantion law. She is involved in strategic litigation and advocacy work. Anežka is also a legal associate in the law firm.

Email: pham@forumhr.eu


Adam Macaj

Lawyer

Adam received his degree from Comenius University in Bratislava and works with Forum for Human Rights since 2018. During his studies, he gained experience abroad from the University of Helsinki, Finland, as atrainee at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, and in the Office of Ombudsperson of Slovakia.In his practice and academic activities, he focuses mainly on protection of vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities, non-discrimination, EU law, and international criminal law.

Email: macaj@forumhr.eu


Michal Zalesak

Lawyer

Michal studied law at the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and human rights specialization at the Central European University in Budapest (LL.M.). He currently works as attorney in Bratislava and cooperates with the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). Michal is involved in strategic litigation of rights of ethnic minoritis and protection against discrimination.

Email: zalesak.michal@gmail.com


Kristyna Srncova

Financial Manager

Kristýna graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Brno. Accounting was her favorite subject in high school, so she found her first job in a non-profit organization as a chief accountant and project manager. She then decided to broaden her horizons in the private sector, and currently she works as chief accountant in a private company. Kristýna has been working in Forum since its foundation. She is in charge of financial project management and all accounting. She would like to take the tax exams in the future.

Email: srncova@forumhr.eu