We lack humbleness and fundamental human decency to recognize right from wrong
Jiří Bauer was born on September 7, 1952 in Sušice. He graduated from a gymnasium and studied law at Charles University. After a period of time when lived and worked in Prague, Cheb and Domažlice he returned to Sušice where he worked as a lawyer. Bauer was opposed to the communist regime due to his personal experience as well as family upbringing. He met with members of the dissent movement. In July 1989 he signed the petition Několik vět (A Few Sentences) and distributed it in the town of Sušice. Several months later in November he joined several friends to organize demonstrations in Sušice. He became a founding member of the Civic Forum chapter in Sušice and was also member of a commission that helped to draft the Civic Forum statutes in Prague. In the first free elections of 1990, he was voted in to the Sušice town council and board and worked for the city until 1996. After that, Bauer returned to practicing law, which he does until this day. He lives in Sušice with his second wife. He has two children.