On Friday, August 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., the President of the Republic Petr Pavel appointed Ph.D. JUDr. Josef Baxa as the President of the Constitutional Court, he will take up the position on August 8, 2023.
The President also appointed Prof. JUDr. Kateřina Ronovská, Ph.D. judge of the Constitutional Court and vice-president of the Constitutional Court at the same time.
Josef Baxa was appointed constitutional judge by the president at the beginning of June, together with Jan Winter and Daniela Zemanová. “The Constitutional Court is getting a strong and experienced president. Josef Baxa is an unquestionable authority and one of the greatest experts in criminal law. He was at the birth of the Supreme Administrative Court, which he also ruled for fifteen years. I also appreciate his ability and willingness to clearly explain legal arguments to the general public. I am convinced that, with his leadership, he will contribute to building the image of the Constitutional Court as a fair and judicious guardian of democracy and human rights,” says President Pavel on the appointment of Josef Baxa as President of the Constitutional Court.
Academician in the field of private law Professor Kateřina Ronovská, who heads the Department of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno, was introduced by President Pavel this week in the Senate. He subsequently approved her nomination. As part of her academic practice, Kateřina Ronovská cooperates with academic workplaces abroad, and this, according to President Pavel, gives her a great international perspective and experience from the legal systems of other countries.