JUDr. Klára Alžběta Samková, Ph.D.
born on March 23, 1963 at Brno
1. Professional record
1.1. Current Position:
The owner and manager of the law office JUDr. Klára Samková currently employs two partner attorneys-at-law, four articling attorneys, three assistants and one secretary.
a) Civil law with emphasis on real estate and tenancy related rights
b) Family law with special emphasis on the defence of rights of divorced parents to full-valued participation in the education of children as not entrusted to their care
c) Administration law and administration proceeding agenda
d) Defence of parties injured by criminal proceedings
e) Defence of offenders who are, in the view of the attorney-at-law, inadmissibly and wilfully criminalized in particular in the field of economic criminality and in relation to those crimes that tend to be subjectively assessed (possession of narcotics for own consumption, crime of defamation, infringement of rights of another, perjured testimony and the like)
f) Systematic approach to all areas of the law from the point of view of the respect to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Constitution of the Czech Republic including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
g) specialisation on Roma/Gypsy issues and human rights
1.2. Professional Career:
2006 – 2007 Expert assistant at the Department of Social Sciences of the Mining University, Ostrava, teaching rudiments of law,
1994 – by now attorney-at-law
1990 – 1993 Commercial lawyer – member of the Chamber of Commercial Lawyers
1992 – 3/1993Institute ofInternational Relations of the Foreign Ministry
1990 – 1992 Deputy of Parliament of Czech and Slovak Federation, member of the Constitutional and Legal Committee, vice-chairwoman of the Commission of the Federal Assembly for Human Rights, elected for the Civil Forum, Rom/Gypsy Civic Initiative
1989 – 1990 Provision of private legal services without the Bar membership based on the Ordinance of the Government of the CSR No. 1/1988 Coll. on the Sale of Goods and Provision of Other Services based on permit grated by the national committee.
1988 – 1989 Lawyer of the Administration Section of the Housing Department of the National Committee of the Capital ofPrague.
1987 – 1988 Lawyer of the Internal Matters Department (Administration Department) of the District National Committee Prague1, in charge of administrative infraction agenda
1.3. Other Professional Experience in the Field of Law:
2008 Member of the task force of the Ministry of Justice of theCzechRepublic for the re-codification to the Act on Sworn Experts and Interpreters.
2007 – 2008 Member of the task force of the Ministry of Justice of theCzechRepublic for the preparation of the new codification of the Civil Code.
2006 – by now Legal consultant to the Civil Association Europlatform (see www.europlatform.cz) – cooperation in matters of the harmonisation of Czech legislation with the law of the European Union.
2000 – 2005 Legal consultant and collaborator to Euro-Czech Forum, civic association of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, the Czech-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, French-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Dutch-Czech Commercial Association (see www.ecf.cz).
2001 – 2004 Member of the task force for the preparation of legislation changes of the Commercial Register.
1994 – 1999 Manager of projects of legal assistance to excluded members of Romany communities – Legal Assistance Clinical Centre of the Civil Association Dženo.
1997 – 1999 Member of the Remonstrance Commission of the Ministry of Interior for the asylum proceedings representing the Czech Bar.
1996 – 1998 Member of the Czech Bar commission for the attorney-at-law tariff.
1.4. Abroad Short-term Attachments and Research Fellowships:
2006 – by now Annual participation in conferences concerning the theory of law held by the Institute of the State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Science.
2000 Four-month research fellowship at the College of Law of England and Wales, London based on invitation received from the British Council.
1993 – 1998 Participation in a number of international conferences on law primarily focused on human rights; in the framework of the cooperation with Minority Rights Group London, women organisations related to the UK MP Lesley Abdela – London, American Seminary at Salzburg, Austria, Project on Ethnic Relations, Princeton – USA, Oecumenical Council of Churches, Switzerland, Institute of Federalism, Fribourg – Switzerland, Human Rights Caucus of the US Congress, European Council, Strasbourg, European Roma Rights Centre Budapest, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Athens, Greece in Paris, London, on Trinidad, Athens, Budapest, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Belfast, New York and Washington, D.C.
1993 Participation in a public hearing on the position of Roma/Gypsy people in the Central and Eastern Europe at the Joint Committee for Human Rights of the US Congress and Senate based on invitation the democratic congressman Tom Lantos.
1992 Three months research fellowship in the US Congress, in the office of the republican congressman Christopher Cox and the US Bar Association based on invitation by National Forum Foundation/ Freedom House
1991 Three weeks research fellowship at the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg,Switzerland
1991 Three month research fellowship inCanada, based on invitation of the Canadian Bar Association in the Canadian Parliament and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ottawa
1.5. Education and Qualification:
1977 – 1981 High SchoolBrno, Lerchova Str.
1982 – 1983 Faculty of Law, UJEP,Brno
1983 – 1986 Faculty of Law,CharlesUniversity,Prague
1986 doctorate in the history of the state and law and theory of law, Faculty of Law,CharlesUniversity,Prague, thesis topic: „Transition from Democratic to Nazi Government inGermanyin 1933“.
2008 Completion of the doctoral programme at the Department of Theory of Law of the Faculty of Law of MU, Brno; dissertation thesis topic: „Protection of Human Rights with Regard to Their Origin“
1.6. Chosen Expert Publications:
A) server www.epravo.cz: approximately 25 articles primarily on the civil and constitutional law published in 2005 – 2008, with as wider theoretical context:
a) Validity of a Contract Executed in a Foreign Language. E-PRAVO.CZ, 2007, 47148s. 44148-44149. ISSN 1213-189X. 2007.
b) Saliba vs Malta. E-PRAVO.CZ, 2007, 47520s. 47520-47522. ISSN 1213-189X. 2007.
c) Fittings and Fixtures. E-PRAVO.CZ, 2007, 47412s. 47412-47413. ISSN 1213-189X. 2007.
B) Magazine e-právo:
a) Theoretical Problems and Historic Perception of the Right to Own Property in the Mirror of the 20th Century. epravo.cz magazine,Prague : epravo.cz a.s., 2007, No. 4, pages 92 – 93, 2 s. ISSN 1802-1492. 2007.
C) Bulletin advokacie (Czech Bar Association Bulletin):
a) Report from Strasbourg, Bulletin advokacie,
b) On Attorneys-at-law and People : Bulletin advokacie, 2007, No. 6, page 8-10, 3 s. ISSN 1210-6348. 2007.
D) Soudce (The Judge) (published by Union of Judges)
a) On Attorney-at-Law, (simultaneously with Bulletin advokacie No. 6/2006) ISSN: 1210-6348
b) When Judges Dance
c) Sworn Expert in Souls
d) Off shore Companies (from the point of view the family law)
E) Proceedings of conferences and thematic textbooks
a) Justice Returns the Strike. In: „Privatisation of the Public Power“Bratislava (SR): Institute of the State and Law of theSlovakAcademy of Science, 2009. Pages 55-72, 17 s. ISBN 978-80-8095-024-8.
b) Law and Its Biological Roots. In What is the Law?Bratislava (SR):Institute ofLaw of theSlovakAcademy of Science, 2008
c) Position of the Legal Profession in the Czech Judicial System, in: Belarus´s Journey to Europe – law, the economy and politics in the context of the process of European integration, Europlatform 2006, page. 30 – 36
d) Reform of the Justice or the Reform of the Judges? In: Does the Czech Justice Need a Reform? Centre for Economy and Politics (CEP) No. 34/2004, page 69 – 75
e) Commercial justice. In: Agenda 2003, Euro Czech Forum 2003, ISBN 80-239-0045-5
F) Separate articles in various media and separate publications
a) Ballade on the Stump. A contribution to the textbook – homage to JUDr. E. Wagnerová, 2009,
b) About the Romany Issue. In: Public Administration 2008, č. 12, Annex
c) The Meaning of “Attle” and Its legal Position. In: Mineral raw Materials,Brno: Mining Union Brno, 2007, No. 3, pages 22-23, 2 s. ISSN 1212-7248. 2007.
d) Right to Law and Efficient Justice. Civil Association Europlatform, Legal Series, No. 1, Prague 2007. 33 s. ISBN 987-80-254-1409-5 (Czech and English version)
1.7. Other Literary Works:
2009 – by now Periodical legal consultant of articles and author of commentaries published in the journal Profit
2004 – 2005 Contributor to the Právo newspaper´s tabloid „Firma“ – series of article on legal problems in particular in the field of business.
1998 – 2001 Cooperation with the Czech edition of Cosmopolitan, legal section manager.
1.8. Membership in Professional Organisations:
2004 – by now Member of the Czech Women Bar Association
1994 – by now Member of the Czech Bar Association
1990 – 1993 Member of the Commercial Lawyer Chamber
1.9. Practical Achievements – Proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
Since the beginning of her professional career, Klára A. Samková has filed the following complaints to the European Court of Human Rights and has won about 15 cases for her clients.
1.10. Up to no Professional Career and Achievements at the Constitutional Court
Approx. 20 successful complaints filed to the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic
1.11. Other Professional Experience
Regular barristers representation of clients at general courts in the Czech Republic, personal participation in approx. court 3000 hearings by March 2012.
1.12. Other Relevant Facts:
2003 Nominated by the President of the Republic for the position of the judge of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the nomination was not approved by the Senate.
* In possession of negative screening certificate (for collaboration with communist secret police)
Affirmin never been a member nor candidate for the membership of the Communist Party of the Czechoslovak Republic
* Language skills:
excellent spoken and written English
German on conversation level
Russian on conversation level
Slovak on the level of native language
2. PERSONAL CURRICULUM VITAE
2.1. Membership in Interest Organisations:
2010 – by now member of political party TOP09, member of the local council Prague 2
2009 – by now Member of the Civil Association of Owners of Blocks of Apartments, Apartments and Other Real Estate (see: www.osmd.cz)
2006 – by now Vice-chairwoman of the civil association „School for Children“, active involvement in the foundation and operation of a private elementary school for talented children with special needs „Way to Success“. (see: www.cestakuspechu.cz)
2006 – by now After baptism and after adopting the second Christian name Alžběta, she is an active member of the Old Catholic Church (see www.starokatolici.cz )
2001 – by now Permanent collaborator of the civil association „Justice for Children – Association for the Protection of Rights of Children, Parents and Grandparents“ (see www.iustin.cz ) protecting first of all the rights of fathers to be in touch with their children after the divorce or break up of the partnership.
1993 – 1998 Ordinary member of the Civic Democratic Party
1990 – 1993 Foundation member of the Romany Civic Initiative
2.2. Popular publications:
2011 Roma question – psychological reason of social exclusion of Roma/gypsy people (study based on the existential psychoanalysis of Irwin Yalom), Blinkr, Prague 2011
2008 – by now External contributor to the tabloid “ONA Dnes” (SHE Today) of the daily Mladá fronta Dnes, section „How does a woman see it – how a man see it.
2007 – by now Contributor to the inquiry questions of the journal Romano Hangos; small articles on problems related to the Romany people
2007 – by now Author of the blog on www.aktualne.cz, approximately 80 articles focused on law, politics and other topics
2005 – by now Regular contributions to the journal of the Civil Association of Owners of Apartment Blocks „Roof“
1992 – 1996 Approximately one hundred articles on political and legal matters published in the journals Lačho lav, Amaro Gendalos and Romano Kurko for Romany people
2006 „False Assistant on the Wings of the Parliament.“ Ikar, Prague (story of a deceiver travelling at the cost of the Chamber of Deputies written together with the protagonist of the story Mr. Lukáš Kohout)
2005 Preface to the book of Josef Urban “Time When Men Descend to the Ground” Published by: Opus Bohemiae, 2005, ISBN: 80-902918-3-X pages 3 – 6.
1994 „My Journey to Scarlett (and Something More). “ Road, Prague.) (description of a journey to the south of theUSA)
2.3. Media –Self-presentation:
2011 in: server Parliamentar bills (Parlamentní listy) , Mlada Fronta Today and some others:several interviews on political issues
2009 in: Pražský deník daily – an interview on legal topics
2009 in: Učitelský zpravodaj – an interview
2008 in: Marianne – an interview on personal and legal questions
2008 in: Ona Dnes – tabloid of the daily Mladá Fronta Dnes –an interview on personal questions
2008 in: Euro – an interview on the European Court of Human Rights
2004 in: Club Magazine (Leaders Magazine Prague) – an interview on personal and legal questions
2003 in: Revue FRAGMENTY – an interview on legal questions
1997 in: Mladá Fronta Dnes, tabloid „Alone with Romany People“ – an interview on personal and legal questions
Presence in TV shows
2012 TV Barrandov – TV show “Political shooting”.
2011 TV Prima – Show of Jan Kraus
2011 TV magazine “The 13th chamber”
2009 TV Barrandov – invited to the programme of Zuzana Bubílková „Political harassment“
2008 Z1 – invitation to the programme „24 hours with…..“
2008 Z1 – invitation to the programme „13 minutes with Petra Procházková“
2008 ČT 1 – invitation to the talk show of Michal Prokop „Krásný ztráty“ (together with her father PhDr. Bohumil Samek)
2008 ČT 1 – invited to the talk show of Jan Kraus, Uvolněte se, prosím
2008 ČT 1 – invited to the talk show “Questions of Václav Moravec”
2003 – 2008 ČT 1 repeated appearance in the evening news programme „Comments and Opinions“.
1997 ČT 1 Panel discussion programme of Antonín Přidal „ Eyes to Eyes“
1997 ČT 1 invited to the programme “Great Dipper”
1996 ČT 1 talk show Arena
Presence in radio programmes:
Participation in approximately 50 debate and discussion programmes broadcast by radio since years including but not limited to Radiožurnál, ČRo 6, programme for Romany people O Roma vakeren, radio Regina.
2.4. Personal Status
2007 by now As per March 16, 2007, at own request, appointed by the decision of the District Court Prague 8 the guardian of the minor Tibor Liška who has been in the care of the children´s home Radost, Prague – Dolní Měcholupy since 2000.
1998 Daughter Daria Alžběta born
1993 – 2010 Married Ivan Veselý, past vice-chairman of the Commission of the Government of the Czech Republic for the Matters of the Romany Community
2010 divorced and married by Pavel Skramlík, sportive journalist
a) Conversation with daughter and common leisure time activities
b) Contemporary fine arts, architecture, theatre, travelling, belles-letters, psychology, pedagogy and esoteric sciences related to the last two named with an overlap to philosophy, eticotherapy, psycho-somatic medicine, Christian theology and mahayana branch of Buddhism, evolutionary biology, physics, cosmology.
c) Sports: in-line roller skates, downhill ski, running after the family´s uncontrollably rushing Jack Russel terrier, hiking, swimming.
d) Never ending interest in public matters, communication with people using state of art communication technologies; permanent inquisitive interest in modern communication technologies.
2.6. Other Skills and Facts:
Driving licence for cars
Advanced computer skills
Professional typing using all ten fingers
Permanent study of the spiritual practice Reiki
Excellent physical condition, I do not suffer from even the most common infectious diseases.
Prague, April 2012