The Faculty of Law of Masaryk University and the Jan Hus Educational Foundation announce in cooperation with the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic and the Public Defender of Rights The Award IUS et SOCIETAS.
The Award takes place under the auspices of the mayor of the city of Brno.
The Award will be conferred for the original, and yet unpublished essay, containing the most interesting suggestions, views and questions related to the role of law and justice in society. The competition is announced separately for university students on Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral study programmes who submit their essays in the Czech, Slovak or English language.
Theme for students on Bachelor’s study programmes:
The individual and the possibility of claiming their rights through judicial means.
Theme for students on Master’s study programmes:
How does parliament, government and judiciary itself contribute to the citizen’s confidence in the law?
Theme for students on doctoral study programmes:
Majority rule and government of laws or otherwise how often should the Constitution be changed?
Joint theme for students on all three study programmes:
The role of the court and the role of media in the public view of justice.
Each student must elect either the joint theme or the theme corresponding to his/her study programme. The essay must include a title page with the following details: selected theme, the student’s name and title, his/her study programme, institute or workplace, contact details (home address, telephone number, e-mail) and declaration with the text below, including the title of the essay and duly signed by the author:
“I declare that this essay on the theme of: [essay title] is my own work and that I have correctly acknowledged all the resources. I hereby give permission for the first publication of the essay to be in the proceedings of Masaryk University either in paper or electronic form.”
The extent of the essay (without title page) must be a maximum of 30 pages, that is 54,000 characters including spaces.
The recommendation for the conferment of the Award will be made by a panel, made up from representatives of the Award announcers and cooperating institutions. The Award consists of a certificate signed by the Dean of The Law Faculty of Masaryk University, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jan Hus Education Foundation, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, the Chairman of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, the Supreme Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic and the Public Defender of Rights.
Award-winners will have the right to give a speech at the ceremony. Financial prizes may also be awarded in the total amount of up to 100,000 CZK. The decision on the number and distribution of financial prizes is the exclusive right of the panel.
The essay must be delivered in electronic form to the address email@example.com and at the same time in written form to the address The Law Faculty of Masaryk University, Office for International Relations and Research and Development, Veveří 70, 611 80 Brno no later than 15th May 2008.
The public ceremony announcing the results of the Award will take place in October 2008 in the premises of the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno in the presence of the representatives of the Award announcers, cooperating institutions and other eminent figures.
The statute of the Award is published on the web pages of the announcers and cooperating institutions.
For further enquires you may contact Mrs. Věra Redrupova, B.A., The Law Faculty of Masaryk University, Office for International Relations and Research and Development, telephone: +420 549 496 861, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.