JUDr. Tomáš Langášek, LL.M.
Secretary General (1. 1. 2009 - 28. 2. 2013)
Tomáš Langášek (born 1974 in Kyjov) graduated from the Law School of Charles University of Prague (Masters Degree, 1999). He received his LL.M. degree in comparative constitutional law (with Merit) from the Central European University in Budapest (2000), focusing on freedom of speech and religion and constitutional aspects of classifying information for national security purposes, and JUDr. degree in legal history from the Law School of Masaryk University of Brno (2012).
After completing military service, he worked in 2001-2003 as a lawyer in the Office of the Ombudsman, and handled requests seeking protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, most frequently in the areas of the prison service, institutional and protective care and socio-legal protection of children. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Czech Republic’s Government Council for Human Rights; in 2002-2010 he also served the Council as a permanent deputy.
In August, 2003 Constitutional Court Chairman Pavel Rychetský appointed him as his law clerk. In November, 2006 he was assigned to develop the Constitutional Court’s analytical department and be its acting director. On 1 January 2009 he was appointed the Secretary General of the Constitutional Court. He was member of the Judicial Academy Council (2009-2013) and alternate member of the Management Board of the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2010-2015).
In addition to several expert papers, he is editor and co-author of Zákon o Ústavním soudu s komentářem [The Act on the Constitutional Court, with Commentary], published by ASPI, a. s., Prague, 2007, for which he prepared the parts covering proceedings on constitutional complaints, communal complaints and petitions by political parties, proceedings on matters of the referendum on the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union, and disciplinary proceedings, editor and co-author of Listina základních práv a svobod. Komentář [The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. Commentary], published by Wolters Kluwer ČR, a. s., 2012, (Art. 7 - inviolability of person and prohibition of torture, Art. 8 - personal freedom, Art. 9 - prohibition of forced labour and services), author of the monograph Ústavní soud Československé republiky a jeho osudy v letech 1920-1948 [Constitutional Court of the Czechoslovak Republic and its fortunes in years 1920-1948], published by Aleš Čeněk, 2011, and editor and co-author of Ústava České republiky. Komentář [The Constitution of the Czech Republic. Commentary; Wolters Kluwer, 2015], namely its Chapter Four on the Judiciary and Constitutional Court.
In December 2012 the President of the Republic appointed him a Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court; he assumed this judicial position on March 1, 2013. He also serves as president of the Electoral Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court and president of a Disciplinary Chamber for Judges. He and his wife Petra are raising five good boys.