|3rd President of the Constitutional Court|
6 August 2003
|Nominated by||Václav Klaus
|Preceded by||Miloš Holeček|
|Minister of Justice|
15 July 2002 – 5 August 2003
|Prime Minister||Vladimír Špidla|
|Preceded by||Jaroslav Bureš|
|Succeeded by||Karel Čermák|
|Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic|
22 July 1998 – 12 July 2002
|Prime Minister||Miloš Zeman|
|Senator from Strakonice|
23 November 1996 – 6 August 2003
|Preceded by||office established|
|Succeeded by||Josef Kalbáč|
|Born||17 August 1943
Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
|Political party||Independent (2003-present)|
|Communist Party (1966-1969)
Civic Forum (1989-91)
Civic Movement (1991-95)
Social Democratic Party (1995-2003)
|Alma mater||Charles University|
Pavel Rychetský (born 17 August 1943) is the 3rd and current President 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 and reappointed in 2013 by President Miloš Zeman.
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 and also Senator from Strakonice from 1996 to 2003. Between 1998 and 2002 he served as vicepresident of Miloš Zeman's government.
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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