President as the Commander-in-Chief


This paper depicts the position of the Czech President as the head of state and the commander-in-chief of the Czech Armed Forces, including his special relation to Defence Minister who actually runs defence department. The President is superior to all members of armed forces of the Czech Republic; the Chief of General Staff is superior to all members of the Army of the Czech Republic.The President formally and officially controls all the military organizations in a country. But we have no tradition of independent of armed deployment in war conflicts. Our forces operated always as a part of higher multinational coalitions, in joined combined groupings, operationally subordinated to friendly, but alien highest command.

Doc. JUDr. Zdeněk Koudelka, Ph.D., born in 1969, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University Brno. Member of municipal authorities and a vice mayor of city district Brno-Jundrov; 1992-1996 lecturer and in 1996-2009 senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, MU Brno; 1993-1995 senior lecturer at the Military Academy Brno, after that attorney's clerk and attorney, at present a senior lecturer of Constitutional Law Department, Faculty of Law, MU Brno. He is politically active, in the years 2002 till 2006 he was a vice chairman of Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs Chamber of Deputies; 2006-2011 assistant to the highest state attorney; since 2011 assistant to the director of Czech Judicial Academy. Extensive publishing activities. The author of a book called President of the Republic (2011), with a foreword by Václav Klaus.

Country: Czech Republic


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