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Jiří Dienstbier

Minister of the Czech Republic´s Government for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, Chairman of the Government Legislative Council

Personal details

Born on May 27, 1969 in Washington; has one son with his long-term partner


Graduated from Charles University, the Faculty of Law

Professional and Public Activities

A long-time member of ČSSD, served as the chairman of the Young Social Democrats for two years.

From 1990 – 1992 a member of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly; from 1994 to 1998 and again from 2006 a member of the Prague 2 district council.

In July 2010 he became the Shadow Minister of Justice for ČSSD. In 2010 he headed the ČSSD list of candidates for the elections to the Prague City Assembly. From March 2011 to March 2013 he served as the Vice-Chairman of ČSSD.

In March 2011 he was elected the Senator for the Kladno district. Before becoming the Minister in January 2014 he served as the Vice-Chairman of the ČSSD Senate Club, a member of the Legal and Constitutional Committee and Organisation Committee of the Czech Senate. He was also a member of the Standing Senate Commission on the Czech Constitution and Parliamentary Procedures.

In 2013 he ran for the Office of the President of the Czech Republic.

In January 2014 he was appointed the Minister of Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation and Chairman of the Government´s Legislative Council in the Government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

In 2014 he was re-elected to the Senate in the Kladno district.

Personal website

Twitter: @jiridienstbier 





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