About project

NPD search, the application was created with the support of the NAKI II project, No. DG16P02H035 called National Legal Heritage, which is provided by the Czech Republic - Ministry of Culture. National legal heritage is a project of the Institute of State and Law of the ASCR, v. V. I., The principle investigator is JUDr. Ján Matejka, PhD. The project was solved in the period 2016–2020.

The aim of the project is to preserve and make accessible the national legal heritage of our countries as part of the European and world legal culture. Over the last fifteen years, the way legal literature has been used has changed dramatically: a split has emerged between the segment of "digital" and "non-digital" legal texts. The deepening tendency to overlook the "non-digital" segment leads to a discontinuity of case law and legal doctrine. Another problem is the insufficient availability of older legal texts in libraries. The project seeks to overcome these difficulties by digitizing older legal literature (scans of pages and at the same time OCR created and corrected fulltext) supplemented by a metadata description and their unique combination in a publicly accessible database. Access to and safe preservation of complex legal-historical information represents the protection of these literary sources from destruction or loss. The project has significantly improved the availability of materials of historical law, historical case law and literature for legal historians and historians, legislators, state administration, courts, the diplomatic service and other professionals.

The national legal heritage includes a wide range of professional literary production, especially of the interwar period, although it should be noted that the complete digitization of historical legal literature would require a much larger project. The current form of the National Legal Heritage offers important historical manuals, magazines, historical collections of court decisions, period proceedings and honors, as well as historical professional monographs.

How to quote National Legal Heritage

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All research results using the NPD project and included in the RIV (Rejstřík informací o výsledcích) must contain proper mark of the used infrastructure (acc. § 32 paragraph 4 of the law 130/2002 "Sb. o podpoře výzkumu a vývoje").

Placement of dedication a citation: Dedication to the NPD database put to common places (at the end of study, to the first footnote, in the literature etc.).

Example of text dedication: This work uses database of Národní právní dědictví [online]. Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, v. v. i.

Examples of citation in literature (e.g. chapter Online Sources, Databases or Sources)


Národní právní dědictví [online]. Ústav státu a práva AV ČR. Dostupné z: https://www.npd.cz.

Konkrétní rešerše (výsledek hledání):

Národní právní dědictví [online]. Rešerše: analogie. Ústav státu a práva AV ČR [cit. datum citování]. Dostupné z: [odkaz s výsledky daného dotazu].

Sekce Autoři:

Národní právní dědictví [online]. Autorský záznam – Bráf, Albín. Ústav státu a práva AV ČR [cit. datum citování]. Dostupné z: [webový odkaz].

Sekce Literatura:

Národní právní dědictví [online]. Slovník veřejného práva Československého, svazek I. A až Ch; 1929. Heslo Analogie. Ústav státu a práva AV ČR [cit. datum citování]. Dostupné z: [webový odkaz].


Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, v. v. i.

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