Zuzana Fellegi, Ph.D., LL.M.

Ms. Fellegi is a human rights lawyer and political scientist active as Senior Lecturer at AAU School of Law and International Relations and Diplomacy. She studied human rights, European law and political science in the Muhlenberg College, USA; the Humboldt University, Berlin; and the Sciences-Po and l´ENA, Paris.

She previously worked in the field of Justice and Home Affairs for the European Commission and as General Director for Human rights and Minorities in the Office of the Slovak Government, where she cooperated with numerous international organizations such as the UN, UNESCO, OECD and OSCE. Through her studies and work in several European countries and in the USA, Ms. Fellegi attained considerable cross-cultural experience and is fluent in seven languages.

She is currently a member of the Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and its Standing Group on Gender and Politics (ECPG); the Czech Gender Expert Chamber (GEKR); the Association of Female Foreign Policy Experts; the Society Women in Law in Prague; and the Gender in Diplomacy (GenDip) network. She participates in the work of the Czech Governmental Council for Equality of Women and Men and she is a member of its Committee for Gender Equality in Politics and Decision-Making. She specializes in Human Rights and Gender Issues, European Law and Politics, and International Organizations and International Law; and she conducts research and teaches classes in these fields.


  • Human rights and rights of women at regional and universal level (EU, CoE, UN-CEDAW)
  • Anti-discrimination, gender equality and gender mainstreaming
  • International organizations and their human rights impact
  • Human rights impact of military conflicts and humanitarian interventions
  • EU policies and European comparative politics
  • Cooperation of Visegrad states, Central European issues


Fellegi, Z. (forthcoming). Kvóty a mýty. Genderová rovnost v rozhodovacích pozicích veřejné sféry (Quotas and Myths. Gender Equality in Public Decision-making). Prague: Wolters Kluwer.

Editorial work

Fellegi, Z., Hrbková, L., Duborw, J.  (eds.). Women and Political Power: Progress and Challenges. Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Issue.

Journal articles

Fellegi, Z., Hrbková, L., Duborw, J. (forthcoming). State of Female Political Representation: Different Regions – Different Problems? In Fellegi, Z., Hrbková, L., Duborw, J. (eds.):  Women and Political Power: Progress and Challenges. Women’s Studies International Forum.

Hrbková, L., Fellegi, Z. (2022). The Quota Debate In The Czech Republic and Post-Communist Legacy. In Fellegi, Z., Hrbková, L., Duborw, J. (eds.): Women and Political Power: Progress and Challenges. Women’s Studies International Forum, 95(102645):1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102645.

Book Chapters

Fellegi, Z. (2020). Rovnost žen a mužů v České republice – jak dospět od formální úpravy k praktické aplikaci (Equality between Women and Men in the Czech Republic – How to Advance from Formal Adjustments to Practical Application). In Šmíd, M. (eds.): Právo na rovné zacházení. Deset let antidiskriminačního zákona (Right to Equal Treatment. Ten Years of Anti-Discrimination Law), 66-105. Prague: Wolters Kluwer. ISBN 978-80-7598-850-8.

Fellegi, Z. (2020).  Kdo se bojí Istanbulské úmluvy? (Who is Afraid of the Istanbul Convention?). In Šimáčková, K., Havelková, B., Špondrová, P. (eds.): Mužské právo. Jsou právní pravidla neutrální? (Men´s Law. Are the Legal Rules Neutral?), 297-331. Prague: Wolters Kluwer. ISBN 978-80-7598-761-7.

Articles in proceedings

Fellegi, Z. (2019). Feminism and Understanding of the Gender Roles in the Czech Republic. In Bolcha, P., Brucken, R. M. (eds.):Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, 52-63.Prague: Anglo-American University, Vermont: Norwich University. ISBN 978-80-906585-8-5.

Fellegi, Z. (2019). Obavy z Istanbulské úmluvy nejsou odůvodněné. (Concerns about the Istanbul Convention are not Justified). In Office of the Czech Government, Department of Equality of Women and Men: Rozbor naplňování úmluvy rady Evropy o prevenci a potírání násilí na ženách a domácího násilí (Istanbulské úmluvy) ve vybraných státech Rady Evropy  (Analysis of the Implementation of the CoE Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) in Selected CoE States), 17-21. Prague: Office of the Czech Government.  

Fellegi, Z. (2018). Influence of the European Gender Acquis on the Czech Legislation, in Giertl, A., Beckova, D. (eds.): The Place, Role and Significance of Domestic Law in Ensuring the Performance of Obligations Stemming from International and European Law, Collection of Scientific Research, 138-155. Kosice: UPJS. ISBN 978-80-8152-595-7.

Other articles and interviews

Fellegi, Z. (25.7.2022). Severské premiérky. Proč je Skandinávie v zastoupení žen tak úspěšná? (Nordic Prime Ministers. Why is Scandinavia so successful in women representation?). Referendum.

Fellegi, Z. (3.9.2019). Proč by ženy měli být zastoupené ve veřejném prostoru   (Why women should be represented in the public sphere). In AMO campaign Ženy jsou… a chceme, aby byly slyšet! (Women are… and we want them to be heard!). Association for International Affairs (AMO).

Fellegi, Z.  (17.6.2019). Ženy v právu. Právničky našly společnou platformu pro sdílení zkušenost (Women in Law. Lawyers Have Found a Common Platform for Sharing Experiences). Lidovky.

Fellegi, Z.  (3.2019). Odborná veřejnost o Istanbulské úmluvě. (The professional public on the Istanbul Convention). Department of Equality of Women and Men, Office of the Czech Government.

Fellegi, Z. (3.2.2019). Jste vdaná, máte děti a kdy je plánujete mít?  (Are you married, do you have children and when do you plan to have them?). Referendum. Fellegi, Z. (15.3.2018). Personal experiences and teaching at the AAU. Facult