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Business law in the Czech Republic

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities

As a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic National Law must comply with the conditions of the Community Legislation. As of 2016, the Czech Republic has not yet submitted a declaration on the compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.

    • The Czech constitution is comprised of several constitutional acts that collectively are known as the constitutional order of the Czech Republic.
    • The principle source of law is the Constitution of the Czech Republic, which contains the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Basic Freedoms based upon the civil law system originating from Austro-Hungarian codes.
    • All international agreements adopted by the Czech Parliament take priority over national legislation.
    • Parliamentary Statues
    • Derived legislation including government orders, ministry notifications, regional ordinances and municipal ordinances.
Checking National Laws Online
Czech law in English
Czech codes on-line, (in Czech)

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