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Ondrej Hamuľák

JUDr. Ondrej Hamuľák, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer in EU law at Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Republic). He cooperates as the researcher also with the Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) and stands Adjunct Professor in EU Strategic Legal Affairs, TelTech Law School (Estonia) . 

Contact: ondrej.hamulak@upol.cz

Education and professional experience

Ondrej is a graduate of Faculty of Law, Palacký University in Olomouc. He completed his master studies in law (M.A., 2006); his doctoral degree (JUDr., 2010) and his Ph.D. studies (Ph.D., 2013) there. In recent years he underwent research visits and internships at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University (March 2014), Institute of European Law, Košice, Slovakia (October and November 2014) and Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (Februrary 2015). He has been teaching at the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc since 2006, lecturing in the courses: Constitutional Law of the European Union, EU Internal Market, Human Rights protection in the EU, Human Rights LAB etc. He is also visiting professor at Tallinn Law School (Estonia) and researcher at Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava. He has an experience as guest lecturer at Paneuropean University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law (Slovakia) and Faculty of Law, PJS University in Košice (Slovakia) where he teaches EU law related courses.

Between 2013 and 2016 Ondrej served as a vice-dean for public relations and development, Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc. During his term he established the stabile PR and communication department.  Between 2010 and 2016 Ondrej held a position of editor-in-chief of academic journal Acta Iuridica Olomucensia. Nowadays he is responsible for another academic journal – International and Comparative Law Review as an editor-in-chief.

Research field and expertise

In his research he focuses on the relations and interactions between EU law and national law, the theoretical impacts of the membership in the EU on the state sovereignty, the legitimacy and rule of law within the EU, in particular system of protection of fundamental rights at supranational level. He worked on the several research and development projects with the relevant outcomes (2015: “The legal impacts of the financial crisis in the EU”, 2014: “The principle of tolerance in the functioning of the European Union – from a theoretical concept to practice”, 2012-2013: “EU Law before Czech Courts – Theory and Practice, 2011-2013: “Eastern Partnership and its prospects with a view of legal approximation, rule of law and human rights”). Actually he is a member of the team implementing the two Jean Monnet Projects at the Faculty of Law – Jean Monnet Chair and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Law.

Most relevant publications

Ondrej is an author and co-author of several books/textbooks and a number of articles on the application of EU by Czech Constitutional Court, EU Criminal law cooperation and EU human rights protection. The most relevant examples are:


  • HAMUĽÁK, O. National Sovereignty in the European Union. View from the Czech Perspective. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, 2016, 89 p.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O. Integrující se Evropa a suverenita České republiky (Integrating Europe and sovereignty of the Czech Republic). Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2013. 134 p.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O. Eurozatykač, tři ústavní soudy a dominance práva Evropské unie (European Arrest Warrant, three constitutional courts and dominance of EU law). Olomouc: Iuridicum, 2011, 132 p.

Textbooks (including co-authored):

  • STEHLÍK, V., HAMUĽÁK, O., PETR, M. Právo Evropské unie: ústavní základy a vnitřní trh (EU Law). Leges : 2017. 356 p.
  • STEHLÍK, V., HAMUĽÁK, O., PETR, M.: Praktikum práva Evropské (Handbook on EU Law). Praha: Leges, 2016, 288 p.

Chapters in edited books and monographs:

  • CIRCOLO, A., HAMUĽÁK, O., BLAŽO, O. Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union: How to Understand the ‘Right’ of the Member State to Withdraw the European Union?. In Ramiro. Brexit – History, Reasoning and Perspectives. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2018, pp. 199-214.
  • VALUCH, J., HAMUĽÁK, O. Cyber Operations During the Conflict in Ukraine and the Role of International Law. In Sayapin. The Use of Force against Ukraine and International Law – Jus Ad Bellum, Jus In Bello, Jus Post Bellum. The Hague : T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, 2018, pp. 215-235.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O. The Idolatry of Rights and Freedoms. In KERIKMAE, T. Protecting Human Rights in the EU. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014, pp. 187-198.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O., CHOCHIA, A. The European Neighbourhood Policy Focused on South Caucasus. In. ŠIŠKOVÁ, N. From Eastern Partnership to the Association. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 134-147.

Articles in academic journals:

  • CIRCOLO, A.; HAMUĽÁK, O. Euratom and Brexit: could the United Kingdom maintain one foot in the European Union? Current scenarios and future prospects of British withdrawal from the EAEC. International and Comparative Law Review, 2018, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 134–151.
  • CIRCOLO, A.; HAMUĽÁK, O.; LYSINA, P. The Principle of Solidarity between Voluntary Commitment and Legal Constraint. Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law, 2018, vol. 9, pp. 155-173.
  • VALUCH, J., HAMUĽÁK, O. Abuse of cyberspace within the crisis in Ukraine. The Lawyer Quarterly – International Journal for Legal Research, 2018, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 94-107.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O., RAMIRO TROITIÑO, D., CHOCHIA, A. Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea y los derechos sociales. Estudios Constitucionales, 2018, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 167-186.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O., MAZÁK J. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union vis-à-vis the Member States. Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law, 2017, vol. 8, pp. 161-172.
  • VALUCH, J., GÁBRIŠ, T., HAMUĽÁK, O. Cyber Attacks, Information Attacks and Postmodern Warfare. Baltic Journal of Law and Politics, 2017, roč. 10, č. 1, pp. 63-89.
  • HAMUĽÁK, O., KOPAL, D., KERIKMÄE, T. Identite nationale et constitutionnelle dans la judisprudence de la Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne, Bratislava Law Review, 2017, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 6-27.