Re-codification of the Administrative Procedure
in the Czech Republic
Associated professor of public administration and public law at Charles University Prague
This paper describes some features of the new Czech Code of Administrative Procedure which became effective on 1st January 2006. This Code is a more comprehensive legislative act in comparison with its predecessors from the years 1928, 1955, 1960, 1967. It is the first Czech Administrative Code influenced by demands of the European administrative space. The Code deals not only with procedural provisions, but also in some respects with substantive rules of administrative law. Special attention is paid to standards of administrative proceedings, to regulation of public contracts, and to provisions on general administrative acts.