|Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of the Czech Republic
|Preceded by||Office created|
1 November 1944 |
|Alma mater||Charles University in Prague|
Karel Jungwiert (born 1 November 1944) is a Czech lawyer, and has been the Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic since the country's accession to the Council of Europe in 1993. His term at the Court will end on 31 October 2012.
Jungwiert was born in Vlkovce (a village near Benešov). He obtained a Doctorate in Law from the Charles University in Prague, the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic in 1969, and was admitted as a barrister in 1974.
Jungwiert practised at the Bar until 1989, and in 1990 was appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, the State of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, and Jungwiert became a judge of the Supreme Court of the newly formed Czech Republic. Later that year, he was elected the judge in respect of the Czech Republic at the European Court of Human Rights. His term at the Court will end on 31 October 2012.
- "Judges of the Court". European Court of Human Rights. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- "Procedure for electing judges to the European Court of Human Rights" (PDF). Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. 9 February 2011. p. 7. Retrieved 8 April 2011.