Legal Review Dedicated to Public Prosecution
Published since 2003, the magazine has been gradually evolving in terms of its content, structure, focus, and personnel issues. Throughout this time, however, the published expert articles have been primarily dealing with the activities of the public prosecutor’s office and aiding public prosecutors in their everyday work.
Magazine target audience
As the name “Státní zastupitelství” (English: Public Prosecution) implies, the magazine is mainly intended for readers from among public prosecutors at all levels of the public prosecution system (including assistants and other staff). Additional subscribers include experts with whom public prosecutors collaborate on a professional basis, i.e. judges, law enforcement officers, Probation and Mediation Service employees, legal counsels, or representatives of the academic community.
The published articles cover an extensive area of law, both criminal and non-criminal. In each issue, readers may find interesting case-law updates along with information on major cases falling within the decision-making competence of the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office. The editorial board’s aim is to allow the magazine pages to serve as a platform for public prosecutors where they could share their professional and practical experience and which could benefit them in their everyday application of law. Welcome are polemic articles, articles critically evaluating the current state of legislation or the organisation of work, as well as articles presenting the opinions of other legal professions.
At present, the magazine has a rather consistent structure. The editorial (feature article) is followed by a brief inquiry mapping topical public prosecution issues and an interview with an interesting personage from the area of law. The first series of articles is dedicated to the main topic of the issue. The polemic section always provides an arena for two opponents to defend their contrary opinion on a current legal issue. Another series of expert articles is followed by the already mentioned section bringing interesting facts about the decision-making activities of the Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office and case law. Editorial office news provide insight into the everyday life of public prosecutors’ offices, which not all relate to their professional activities. The review and reading-room sections (with up-to-date overviews of interesting articles from various legal periodicals) are followed by the closing retro section, which looks back (for amusement and edification) at the development of our public prosecution in the previous century.
- Prof. JUDr. Jozef Čentéš, Ph.D., General Prosecutor, General Prosecutor’s Office of the Slovak Republic
- Prof. JUDr. Jaroslav Fenyk, Ph.D., DSc., Univ. Priv. Prof., judge of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic
- Prof. JUDr. Jiří Jelínek, CSc., Head of the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Charles University
- Prof. JUDr. Zdeněk Kühn, Ph.D., LL.M., S.J.D., judge of the Supreme Administration Court, member of the Department of Theory of Law, Faculty of Law, Charles University
- Col. Ing. Pavel Kolář, CSc., Director of the Criminalistic Institute
- JUDr. Ivo Kouřil, judge of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
- Prof. JUDr. Vladimír Kratochvíl, CSc., case-law advisor of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
- Prof. JUDr. Jan Kysela, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Politology and Sociology, Faculty of Law, Charles University
- JUDr. Jan Lata, Ph.D., public prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic
- Prof. JUDr. Jan Musil, CSc., judge of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic
- JUDr. František Púry, Ph.D., judge of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic
- JUDr. Miroslav Růžička, Ph.D., Director of the Analytical and Legislative Department, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic
- JUDr. Igor Stříž, First Deputy of the Supreme Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic
- Doc. JUDr. Filip Ščerba, Ph.D.
- JUDr. Ondřej Šťastný
- Mgr. Jan Záruba, Director of the Department of Public Actions in Non-Criminal Matters, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic
- PhDr. Mgr. Marie Novotná, Editor in Chief, Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s.
- Mgr. Eliška Votýpková, secretary, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic