Universiteit Antwerpen

Petr Agha is is a research fellow at the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values. He is also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA) and lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague. In the past he worked at the office of the Czech Human Rights Commissioner as well as for various NGOs. Petr studied human rights law and political sciences in Brno, Belfast and Antwerp. He was the recipient of Chevening Scholarship funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He publishes mainly in the area of political and legal theory and human rights law.

Before joining the Centre Petr worked in the Secretariat of the Government Council of the Czech Republic for Human Rights (2003 – 2006), where he acted as a secretary of Committee against Racism, and the Committee against Discrimination of Women. From this position he was responsible for the coordination and implementation of the National Campaign against Domestic Violence. Petr also worked as a lecturer (trained within the European Commission’s project “Capacity Building of Civil Society Dealing with Discrimination”) for NGOs and governmental employees (2005 – 2006). Later Petr worked as an advisory to the vice minister responsible for human rights issues and also coordinated a project within the programme “National awareness - raising activities”, supported by the European Union and the Czech Government (2007 – 2008) executed by the non-governmental organization "The Counselling Centre for Citizenship, Civil and Human Rights". His work focused on combating discrimination.

Petr holds a Masters Degree in International Law from Masaryk University in Brno (2002) and a LLM in Human Rights Law from the Queen’s University Belfast (funded by Chevening scholarship).

Petr Agha
Deputy Director
Center for Law and Public Affairs