A Critical Legal Perspective on the Recent Czech Transgender Case

(Pl. ÚS 2/20)





Transgender rights, PL ÚS 2/20, Ideological critique of law, Critical legal theory


The purpose of this short commentary is to present a critical legal analysis of the recent Czech Constitutional Court’s judgment on trans rights. The paper puts forward an external legal perspective characteristic for critical jurisprudence and it aims to show the presence of antagonistic interests and the extra-legal (ideological) factors that permeates and influences the judicial decision-making. It outlines some of the theoretical assumptions of critical jurisprudence which are, subsequently, applied to the Court’s judgment. More specifically, it follows the theoretical project of agonistic jurisprudence and attempts to show how it could be utilised in the context of judicial decision-making.

Author Biography

Nikolas Sabján, Comenius University

Assistant Professor
Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Law,
Department of Theory of Law and Philosophy of Law
Šafárikovo námestie č. 6
810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia


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How to Cite

Sabján, N. . (2022). A Critical Legal Perspective on the Recent Czech Transgender Case: (Pl. ÚS 2/20) . Bratislava Law Review, 6(1), 125–136. https://doi.org/10.46282/blr.2022.6.1.288

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