Former Justice Minister and current Czech Government Human Rights Commissioner Helena Válková has declined to be nominated for the position of ombudswoman after being criticized for an article she co-authored at the close of the 1970s with an infamous communist prosecutor, Josef Urválek. ČSSD chair Jan Hamáček is prepared to recommend that Czech President Miloš Zeman nominate Czech MP Kateřina Valachová as his candidate for ombudswoman instead.