Department of Analytics and Comparative Law

Department of Analytics and Comparative Law of the Supreme Court was established in 2005 being aware of the fact that the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic as the highest authority of the new member state of the European Union must apply the European law properly.
Even before May 1, 2004 the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic paid considerable attention to the training of judges in the area of European law and also to training in foreign languages.

The aim of a project “Preliminary references to the European Court of Justice” organized by the International Department during the time of accession of the Czech Republic was training in drafting the references to the European Court of Justice on the basis of case studies.

The possibilities of cooperation of the Supreme Court with other supreme courts of the member states and European courts were fully opened after the accession of the Czech Republic into the European Union. The Department of Analytics and Comparative Law provides active participation of the Supreme Court in the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the European Union, in the European Association of Labour Court Judges and in the European Law Institute.

The activities of the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law are not limited only to the cooperation of the Supreme Court within the European and International field. One of the fundamental tasks of the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law involves expert, comparative and research work in order to satisfy the needs of the judges of the Supreme Court and other lower courts of all the instances. As regards the cooperation with the judges of the Supreme Court, the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law manages the database of European legislation, preliminary references and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in all the areas where the Supreme Court has its jurisdiction.

In order to ensure the proper application of the European law at the lower courts, the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law established a network of contact persons at the Regional and High Courts providing them the opportunity to discuss matters where the European element is involved in cases to be decided.

Traditionally, the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law organizes seminars on current issues of the European law, in cooperation with Czech judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

From April 1st 2011, the Department of Analytics and Comparative Law of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic has a new e-mail address: international@nsoud.cz. In the past months, our department has been contacted with many enquires from domestic and foreign legal circles, mostly regarding the issues of application of the law of European Union. We are grateful for the manifested trust and are looking forward to future cooperation.