Pavel Rychetský

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Pavel Rychetský
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President of the Constitutional Court
Assumed office
6 August 2003
Nominated by Václav Klaus
Preceded by Miloš Holeček
Minister of Justice
In office
15 July 2002 – 5 August 2003
Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla
Preceded by Jaroslav Bureš
Succeeded by Karel Čermák
Senator from Strakonice
In office
Preceded by office created
Succeeded by Josef Kalbáč
Personal details
Born 17 August 1943
Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Political party KSČ (1966–1969), ČSSD
Alma mater Charles University

JUDr. Pavel Rychetský (born 17 August 1943) is the third and current President (or Chief Justice) of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. The Senate confirmed him on 16 July 2003 and on 6 August 2003 he was sworn in by President Václav Klaus.

Before joining the Constitutional Court, Rychetský was the Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Legislative Council from 15 July 2002 to 5 August 2003.

Previously, he had a private law practice and held positions in the Government since early 1990s.

Rychetský was awarded the Légion d'honneur on 12 July 2005.

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