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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 67 No 4 (2021), 117–129

Vliv organizace státní správy na (místní) příslušnost soudů ve správním soudnictví

[The Influence of the Organisation of State Administration on the (Local) Jurisdiction of Administrative Justice]

Lukáš Potěšil

announced: 07. 12. 2021


This paper deals with changes that have taken place in the organisation of state administration from the perspective of administrative justice and its local jurisdiction. In order to do so, the paper answers the basic question of whether the organisation of state administration (in terms of the local jurisdiction of administrative authorities) and the organisation of administrative courts (also in terms of their local jurisdiction) are related or not. In this context, it is worth considering whether the organisation of administrative justice should follow the organisation of the public/state administration as such and its trends, or even the opposite, and whether the two phenomena should not be independent of each other. The paper summarises the issue of the criteria for determining the local jurisdiction of administrative courts, the legal regulation of which has undergone certain developments, similar to the development of the legal regulation of the organisation of the state administration. The question is whether any common indicators can be traced. The issue under examination is not only of a purely practical nature, such as the criteria for determining the local jurisdiction of an administrative court. It is related to the overall state of both the state administration and the administrative justice and their organization, and it offers a number of questions of a more general nature, such as the formal and informal impact of “its” regional court on the administrative authorities within its jurisdiction, the influence of their case law on “local administrative law”, the question of the availability of administrative courts, or access to them, as well as their caseload. Overall, the paper discusses whether it is possible to find any relationship, or rather consequences, arising from the local jurisdiction of administrative authorities, resulting of course from the form of the organisation of the state administration, and the (non)corresponding local jurisdiction of the administrative justice. Possible de lege ferenda considerations in terms of the organisation and local jurisdiction of the administrative justice are also mentioned.

keywords: organisation of state administration; administrative justice; local jurisdiction

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