Lawyer and Chair
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. Between 2015-2019 she worked as an Assistant Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights. She focuses on the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristýna graduated from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc. She gained human rights experience during her internships at the Supreme Administrative Court, the Constitutional Court, at the Public Defender of Rights, in a legal office or at the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. She focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities, especially in the context of involuntary hospitalizations. Her thesis, which maps the reality of Czech detention proceedings in practice, was awarded the Rector’s Prize of Palacký University in Olomouc for the best M. A. theses in 2021.
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.
Sandra is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law. She teaches public international law, but her main scientific focus is on human rights in the context of new technology. She is also involved in projects developing practical legal skills for students and graduates. Her experience stems from studying abroad and working in various institutions, including the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and law firms with different specialisations.
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.
Ellen is a consultant with Forum for Human Rights. She is a Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities from Carleton University. Ellen is interested in environmental rights, disability rights, and human rights advocacy. As a research associate with the Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and the Environment, her research focuses on gender, sexual and romantic minority rights, and adaptation in the context of climate justice. She has previously interned with the Disability Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.
Denisa completed legal studies at the Masaryk University in Brno, where she now also works as an external lecturer. She has worked for the League of Human Rights and its social enterprise LLP Vision, which focuses on training professionals in human rights topics. She gained experience in assessing the quality of care for people with mental illness at the Ministry of Health. Denisa currently works in the Czech Ombudsman’s Office and has a professional focus on the rights of people with disabilities and the rights of vulnerable groups.
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.