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Dr. Gábor Attila Tóth

Curriculum vitae

Name:             Gábor Attila Tóth

Email:              gabor.attila.toth@hu-berlin.de

Web:               https://independent.academia.edu/GáborAttilaTóth

 

 

 

Present Position

 

Semmelweis University, Budapest, Associate Professor of Bioethics (2020–2021)

University of Debrecen, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights (2009–)

 

 

Previous Positions

 

European Union, Const. Court of Moldova (2016—17)       Constitutional Jurisprudence Expert

ELTE University, Budapest (2014—17)                               Senior Lecturer of Human Rights

University of Debrecen, Faculty of Law (2013—16)                       Chair, Constitutional law Department

Constitutional Court of Hungary (2000—10)                                    Adviser, Senior Adviser

Fundamentum, Human Rights Quarterly (1997–2000)       Founding Editor

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (1994—2000; 2013)           Founder, Project Director, CEO

 

 

Visiting Fellowships

 

Berlin, Humboldt University                                                A. v. Humboldt Senior Fellow (2017-19)

New York, The New School for Social Research               Visiting Fellow (2016)

New York, The New School for Social Research               Visiting Fellow (2014)

Berlin, Humboldt University, Law and Society Institute     DAAD Visiting Fellow (2010–11)

Oxford, British Council                                                        Human Rights Scholar (2000)

Warsaw, Polish Helsinki Foundation                                               International Human Rights School (1994)

 

 

Degrees

 

Habilitation   University of Debrecen (2014)

Ph.D in Law    University of Miskolc, “summa cum laude” (2009)

Bar Exam        Budapest, “excellent” (2000)

Juris Doctor ELTE University, “summa cum laude” (1997)

 

 

International Researches

 

Populist Constitutionalism, populist jurisdiction and the crisis of democracy

                        State University of Rio de Janeiro (2019—20)

 

Constitutional Resilience

WZB Social Science Center, Berlin and Verfassungsblog (2018)

 

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Oxford University Press, Max Planck Foundation, Heidelberg (2015—16)

 

Nations in Transit 2013, 2014

Freedom House, Washington – New York – Budapest (2014—15)

 

Comparing Constitutional Courts

WZB Social Science Center, Berlin (2012—13)

 

Bioethics of Stem Cell

                        University of Debrecen, Department of Philosophy (2011—12)

 

Fundamental rights in the case-law of the Hungarian Constitutional Court

Constitutional and Legislative Policy Institute, New York — Budapest (1995—96)

 

 

 

International Conferences Organized

 

 

WZB Berlin                 “19 89 19. Thirty Years After the Round Tables”

27/11/2019, with K Kovács

 

WZB Berlin                “Constitutional Resilience”

13/11/2018, with K Kovács, M Kumm and M Steinbeis

 

Chisinau                     “Fundamental Rights in Democratic Societies”

30/3/2017, with T Birmontiene

 

University of Exeter and ELTE Budapest

“European Constitutional Democracy in Peril: People, Principles, Institutions”                                          23/06/2016, with K Kovács and C Dupré

 

Central European University

“In the Name of the People?”

1/12/2016, with P Sólyom

 

Humboldt University

“Hungarian Constitutional Crisis and European Constitutional Standards”                                                 19/1/2011, with C Boulanger, C Möllers, K Kovács

 

Central European University

“Data Protection and Freedom of Information”

12/05/1997 with J Fridli

 

 

 

Awards, grants

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation                       Fellowship for experienced researchers (2017—19)

Open Society Foundation                             Human Rights research grant (2013—14)

University of Debrecen                                 Book of the Year (2011)

Head of State, Hungary                                 Nominee for Privacy and FOI Parl. Commissioner (2007)

Autonomy Foundation                                               Tolerance Prize (1997)

Invisible College, Budapest                           Scholarship (1994—97)

 

 

 

 

Memberships

International Law and Society Association

International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Academia.edu Editor Program

Sovereign, Center for Liberal Democracy (szuveren.hu)

Bódog Somló Society of Legal Philosophy

Hungarian Academy of Science

OHA Network of Academics

 

 

 

Teaching

 

 

Semmelweis University

Bioethics, core, MD, in German and Hungarian (2019-2020)

 

University of Debrecen

International Human Rights; Const. Theory; Comparative Constitutionalism; Hungarian Const. Law; Freedom of Speech; Human Dignity; Judicial Review; Colloquia

                        core and elective, JD, MA, LLM, PHD, in Hungarian and English (since 2009)

 

ELTE University, Budapest

Philosophy of Human Rights; Central-European Constitutionalism, Equality

                        core, MA, LLM, Erasmus, PHD, in English (since 2014)

 

The New School for Social Research, New York

Sociology of Law, with Andrew Arato, elective, in English (2016)

 

Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau

                        Human Rights; Comparative Constitutionalism; Constitutional Interpretation

                        trainings, workshops, in English and Russian (2016—17)

 

Friedrich–Alexander University, Erlangen and University of Debrecen

Human Rights in Europe, with A Funke and P Sólyom, joint seminar, in English (2016)

 

Rajk László College for Advanced Studies

Constitutional Theory; Comparative Human Rights; Human Dignity

                        elective, in Hungarian and English (2011—14)

 

Bibó István College for Advanced Studies

Theory and Practice of Civil Liberties (2008)

 

Semmelweis University, Budapest

Bioethics, core (2003-4)

 

Széchenyi István University, Győr

Constitutional Law; Human Rights; Bioethics; core (2000-2004)

 

 

 

Thesis Supervision

 

Mariya Yefremova, The Role of the Human Rights Ombudsman (2014) CEU Human Rights MA

Gábor Mészáros, State of emergency (2017)                                             Debrecen PhD in Law

Éva Balogh, Public figures, freedom of speech and the ECtHR (2018)     Debrecen PhD in Law

Virág Zsugyó, Unconstitutional constitutional amendments (2019)             Debrecen PhD in Law

 

 

Languages

 

Hungarian: native

English: speaking, reading, writing

German: speaking, reading, writing

Russian: reading, writing, conversation

French: reading

 

Publications

List of Publications and Presentations

 

 

Forthcoming

 

 

  1. Coordinated Transition in East Central Europe and the Role of Constitutional Courts in Transitional Justice: Experiences from Hungary and Moldova

In Cheng-Yi Huang (ed) Constitutionalizing Transitional Justice: How Constitutions and Constitutional Courts Deal with the Past Atrocity, Routledge, 2020

 

  1. Chief Justice Sólyom and the paradox of “revolution under the rule of law

In Rehan Abeyratne & Iddo Porat (eds), Towering Judges: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Judges, Cambridge University Press, 2020 or 2021

 

  1. “Constitutional system typology: Reflections on the distinction between democracy and non-democracy”

In Carina Barbosa Gouvêa, Pedro Hermílio Villas Bôas Castelo Branco, Bruno Jorge Rijo Lamenha Lins (eds.), “Populist Constitutionalism, populist jurisdiction and the crisis of democracy,” TBA, Rio de Janeiro, 2020 or 2021

 

  1. Od niekompletnej demokracji do niekompletnej autokracji

In Adam Czarnota, Michał Paździora, Michał Stambulski (eds), Konstytucjonalizm. Tożsamość, polityczność, sfera publiczna, Scholar, Warsaw, 2020 (with Kriszta Kovács)

 

 

Edited books

 

  1. (2013) The Possible, Essays in Honor of János Kis [Lehetséges. Kis Jánosnak tanítványaitól]

Bratislava, Kalligram, 373 pp (with K. Kovács)

 

  1. (2012) Constitution for a Disunited Nation: On Hungary’s 2011 Fundamental Law

New York, Bp, CEU Press, 2012, 570 pp

(Among the authors, Andrew Arato, Ronald Dworkin, Kim Lane Scheppele)

 

  1. (1997) Data Protection and Freedom of Information,

Budapest, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, 197 pp (with J. Fridli)

 

 

Monographs

 

  1. (2014) A jogok törvénye. Értekezések az alkotmányos szabadságról [Bill of Rights, Essays on Constitutional Liberties], Gondolat Press, 296 pp

 

  1. (2014) Humán embrionális őssejtkutatás – Orvosbiológiai, filozófiai-etikai, jogi kérdések. [Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Medical, Ethical and Legal Questions] Debrecen University Press, 283 pp (with S. Kömüves and I. Szatmári)

 

  1. (2011) Életfogytig szabadláb, Alkotmányjogi karcolatok [Condemned to be Free, Critical Notes on Constitutional Law] Élet és Irodalom, 300 pp

 

  1. (2009) Túl a szövegen, Értekezés a magyar Alkotmányról [Beyond The Text, An Essay on the Constitution] Osiris, 314 pp

 

  1. (2008) Emberi jogok [Human Rights] Osiris, 919 pp (with G. Halmai)

 

 

Book chapters (in English, German, Hungarian, and Romanian)

 

  1. (2018) Lost in Transition: Invisible Constitutionalism in Hungary

In Rosalind Dixon & Adrienne Stone (eds) The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge UP 2018, 541-562

 

  1. (2018) “The Multifaceted Sovereign: Domestic and International Actors in Constitutional Regime Changes” (with Andrew Arato)

In Paul Blokker (ed.), Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond, Routledge 2018, 73-96

 

  1. (2018) “Stând pe picioroange: interpretări filosofice ale Convenţiei Europene a Drepturilor Omului” (Standing upon Stilts: Philosophical Interpretations of the European Convention on Human Rights,” with Kriszta Kovács)

In Valer Dorneanu, Mihai Poalelungi (eds) Preeminenţa dreptului şi controlul de constituţionalitate între tradiţie şi modernitate, Bucureşti, Editura Hamangiu, 2018, 153-165

 

  1. (2018) “Standing upon Stilts: Philosophical Interpretations of the European Convention on Human Rights(with Kriszta Kovács)

In Iulia Motoc, Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Krzysztof Wojtyczek (eds) New Developments in Constitutional Law: Essays in Honour of András Sajó, The Hague, Eleven, 2018, 239-258

 

  1. (2017)Authoritarianism

In Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum (eds) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford, Max Planck Foundation and Oxford University Press, 1-15

 

  1. (2017) “Illiberal Rule of Law? Changing Features of Hungarian Constitutionalism

In M. Adams, E.H. Ballin, A. Meuwese (eds.), Bridging Idealism and Realism in Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Cambridge University Press, 386-415

 

  1. (2016)The Role of East-Central European Constitutional Courts in Democratic Transition: A Pyrrhic Victory?

In Cheng-Yi Huan (ed.): Constitutionalizing Transitional Justice, International Symposium Materials, Taipei, Academia Sinica

 

  1. (2015)Hungary’s Constitutional Transformation from a Central-European Comparative Perspective

In H. Glaser (ed) Norms, Interests, and Values – Consent and Conflict in the Constitutional Basic Order, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 129-188

 

  1. (2014) “Hungary

In Besselink, L., Bovend’Eert, P., Broeksteeg, H., de Lange, R., Voermans, W. (eds.), Constitutional Law of the EU Member States, Kluwer, 773-835

 

  1. (2014)Herbert Hart és a bíró morális felelőssége” [“Herbert Hart and Moral Responsibility of Judges”]

In Herbert Hart jogtudománya kritikai kontextusban [Jurisprudence of Herbert Hart in Critical Context], Budapest, ELTE Eötvös, 393-412

 

  1. (2013) “Aufstieg und Krise: Wirkung der deutschen Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit auf Ungarn

In Boulanger, C., Wrase, M. (eds) Politik des Verfassungsrechts, Berlin, Nomos, 317-342 (with K. Kovács)

 

  1. (2013) “Migration of Rights: The US Supreme Court Case of Schwimmer versus Hungary

In The Possible, Essays in Honor of János Kis, Bratislava, Kalligram Press, 312-329 (with K. Kovás)

 

  1. (2012) “Alkotmánybíróság: a súlytalanság állapotában?” [“A Weightless Constitutional Court?]

In Alaptörvény és/vagy jogállam [Basic Law and/or Rule of Law], Budapest, Freedom and Reform Institute, 28-35

 

  1. (2012) “Jogok, kritika igazságosság” [“Rights, Critique, and Justice]

In Csehi, Z., Schanda, B., Sonnevend, P. (eds.), Viva Vox Iuris Civilis. Essays in Honor of  László Sólyom, Budapest, Szent István Társulat, 580-592

 

  1. (2012) “Bizalom és bizalmatlanság egyensúlya az alkotmányos struktúrákban” [“The Equilibrium of Trust and Distrust in Constitutional Structures]

In Muraközy, L. (ed.), A bizalmatlanság hálójában. A magyar beteg [In the Net of Distrust: The Hungarian Patient], Budapest, Corvina, 82-101

 

  1. (2010) “Private life of Mr M.: The case of Re Guardian and others in HM Treasury v Mohammed Jabar Ahmed

In A személyiség burkai [The Surface of Personality], Budapest Eötvös Károly Institute, 33-50 (with K. Kovács)

 

  1. (2011) “Rendszerváltások idején” [“Constitutional Regime Changes]

In Majtényi, L., Szabó, M.D. (eds.), Az elveszejtett alkotmány [A Demolished Constitution] Budapest, L’Harmattan, 171-175

 

  1. (2009) “Fundamental Rights in the Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court

In Paczolay, P. (ed.), Twenty Years of the Hungarian Constitution, Budapest, HCC, 41-97 (with K. Kovács)

 

  1. (2009) “A személyi szabadsághoz való jog” [“Right to Personal Liberty]

In Jakab, A. (ed.), Az Alkotmány kommentárja [A Commentary on the Constitution], (Budapest, Századvég, 1995-2043

 

  1. (2009) “Az alapjogok ütközésének rivális felfogásai” [“Rival Conceptions of Constitutional Balancing]

In Ficsor, K., Győrfi, T., Szabó, M. (eds.), Jogosultságok – Elmélet és gyakorlat [Rights: Theory and Practice], Miskolc, Bíbor, 235-244

 

  1. (2009)Az alkotmány változó társadalmi gyakorlata” [“Changing Constitutional Interpretation”]

In Majtényi, L., Szabó, M.D. (eds.), Mi fenyegeti a köztársaságot? [“What Threatens the Republic?”], Budapest: EKINT, 31-36

 

  1. (2009)A szólástilalom közvetlen veszélye [“Clear and Present Danger of Free Speech Restrictions”]

In Kocsis, M., Zeller, J. (eds.), A köztársasági alkotmány 20 éve [20 Years of the Constitution of the Republic of Hungary], Pécs, PAMA, 203-218

 

  1. (1998)Közegészségügyi célú adatkezelés és az AIDS” [“Protecting Medical Data and the AIDS]

In Közérdekű iratok, adatok és az állampolgár, Budapest: BFL, 21-29

 

  1. (2007)The Bitter Pills of Political Transition

In Jakab, A., Takács, P., Tatham A. (eds.), The Transformation of the Hungarian Legal Order 1985-2005, Kluwer Law International, 281-286

 

  1. (1997) “The Case Law of the Hungarian Constitutional Court

In Fridli, J., Tóth, G.A., (eds) Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Budapest: HCLU, 97-109

 

 

 

Articles in peer reviewed journals

(selection, in English, German, Romanian and Hungarian)

 

 

1 (2019) “Breaking the Equilibrium: From Distrust of Representative Government To an Authoritarian Executive”

28 Washington International Law Journal 317 (2019)

 

  1. (2019) “Constitutional Markers of Authoritarianism”

11 Hague Journal on the Rule of Law  1, 37–61

Available as Online First publication, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40803-018-0081-6

 

  1. (2017) “Vanishing Liberties: Human Rights in Hungary”

Trajectories NL, Vol. 29. No. 1.17-20

 

  1. (2017) “The Authoritarian’s New Clothes: Tendencies Away from Constitutional Democracy”

The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions, University of Oxford (The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, Wolfson College), No. 10, 1–12

 

  1. (2017)Constitutionalismul European: principii, criză si nasterea autoritarismului” [“European Constitutionalism: Principles, Crisis, and the Rise of Authoritarianism”]

Bulletion of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, No. 1(2) 62-82

 

  1. (2016)Căi constituţionale spre autocraţie? Studii de caz privind situaţiile din Ungaria şi Polonia” [“Constitutional Roads to Autocracy? Case Studies from Hungary and Poland”]

New Review of Human Rights, No. 2, 3-15

 

  1. (2016)Demokrácia és diktatúra között: az autoritarizmus” [“Authoritarianism: Between Democracy and Dictatorship”]

Fundamentum, Journal of Human Rights, No. 2-4, 5-18

 

  1. (2014): “Szólásszabadság és befogadó társadalom” [“Freedom of Speech and Open Society”].

Pro Futuro, No. I, 9-32

 

  1. (2013) “Historicism or Art Nouveau in Constitutional Interpretation?”

German Law Journal, Vol. 14, No. 8, 1615-1626.

 

  1. (2013) “Macht statt Recht. Deformation des Verfassungssystems in Ungarn.”

Osteuropa, 63, 4, 21-28.

 

  1. (2011) “From Uneasy Compromises to Democratic Partnership: The Prospects of Central European Constitutionalism”

European Journal of Law Reform, (13) 1, 53-69

 

  1. (2011) “Hungary’s Constitutional Transformation”

European Constitutional Law Review, No. 7, 183-203 (with K. Kovács)

 

  1. (2011) “Mi van, és mi legyen a magyar alkotmányjogban?” [“What Is and What Should Be in the Hungarian Constitutional Law?”]

Közjogi Szemle, No. 2, 1-5

 

  1. 2010) “Unequal Protection: Historical Churches and Roma People in the Hungarian Constitutional Jurisprudence”

Acta Juridica Hungarica, Vol. 51. No. 2, 122-135

 

  1. (2010) “Egy új alkotmány háttérelmélete” [“A Theory of a New Constitution”]

BUKSZ Budapest Review of Books, No. 2, 138-141

 

  1. (2010) “A szólástilalom közvetlen veszélye” [“Clear and Present Danger of Free Speech Restrictions”]

Jogtudományi Közlöny, No. 2, 83-89

 

  1. (2009) “A titokzatos Alkotmány, Jelentés az alkotmányértelmezés nehézségeiről [“Enigmatic Constitution. Difficulties of Constitutional Interpretation”]

Jogtudományi Közlöny, No. 9, 399-412

 

  1. (2009) “A szólás méltósága” [“Dignity of the Free Speech”]

Századvég, No. 48, 123-133.

 

  1. (2005) “A személyi szabadsághoz való jog az alkotmányban” [“Constitutional Right to Liberty”]

Fundamentum, Journal of Human Rights, No. 2, 5-33

 

  1. (2004) “Az eljárási alkotmányosság tartalma” [“The Substance of Procedural Constitutionalism”]

Fundamentum, Journal of Human Rights, No. 3, 5-33

 

  1. (1999) “A második abortuszdöntés bírálata” [“The Second Abortion-decision”]

Fundamentum, Journal of Human Rights, No. 1, 81-91

 

  1. (1997) Protecting Personal Data of Drug Users

Journal of the Constitutional and Legislative Policy Institute, No. 8, 1-45

 

  1. (1997) “Eutanázia: az önrendelkezési jog tágoló határai2 [“Euthanasia and the Right to Self-Determination”]

Társadalmi Szemle, No. 1, 67-79

 

  1. (1996) “Egy nehéz eset: a könnyű halál” [“A Hard Case: Easy Death”]

Beszélő, No. 8-9. 23-31

 

  1. (1996) “Alkotmányozó hatalom és alkotmányosság” [“Constituent Power and Constitutionalism”]

Világosság, No. 10, 44-50

 

  1. (1996) “Az emberi jogok bírói védelme. Vázlatok az alapjogi bíráskodás megítéléséhez” [“Judicial Protection of Human Rights: Constitutional Review”]

Társadalmi Szemle, No. 7, 34-43

 

 

 

Blogposts (in English)

 

(2019) Toward a Glorious Revolution

Verfassungsblog, 2019/12/13

Toward a Glorious Revolution

 

(2019) The Age of Constitutional Barbarism

Verfassungsblog, 2019/9/07 (with K Kovács)

The Age of Constitutional Barbarism

 

(2019) The Most Dangerous Branch: Constitutional Crisis in the Republic of Moldova

Verfassungsblog, 2019/06/17

The Most Dangerous Branch

 

(2019) Joint Symposium on ‘Towering Judges’: László Sólyom’s Constitutional Symphony for the Republic of Hungary

Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, 2019/4/4

Joint Symposium on “Towering Judges”: László Sólyom’s Constitutional Symphony for the Republic of Hungary

 

(2018) Laws, Conventions, and Fake Constitutions

Verfassungsblog, 2018/12/7

Laws, Conventions, and Fake Constitutions

 

(2018) Constitutional Resilience and the German Grundgesetz: An Introduction

Verfassungsblog, 2018/12/6 (with Kriszta Kovács, Mattisa Kumm and Maximilian Steinbeis)

Introduction: Constitutional Resilience and the German Grundgesetz

 

(2015) Judging Fears in Refugee Crisis

Verfassungsblog, 2015/9/26,

www.verfassungsblog.de/en/judging-fears-in-refugee-crisis/

 

 

 

Translations

 

  1. (2017) Mattias Kumm: Miért nem demokraták a populisták? [Demokratie als verfassungsfeindlicher Topos] szuveren.hu, September 21

 

  1. (2016) Learned Hand: A szabadság szelleme [Spirit of Liberty] szuveren.hu, December 22

 

  1. (2016) Ricardo Hausmann: Futball, Brexit és mi [Football, Brexit, and Us] szuveren.hu, July 11

 

  1. (2016) Kriszta Kovács: Végtelenített rendkívüli jogrend [Hungary’s Struggle: In a Permanent State of Exception] szuveren.hu, April 10

 

  1. (2015) Wojciech Sadurski: A Kaczyński-doktrína [The Kaczyński Doctrine] szuveren.hu, January 18

 

  1. (2015) Jacques Rupnik: A másik Európa [The Other Europe] szuveren.hu, October 5

 

  1. (2015) Ian Buruma, Jó emberek, rossz, döntések [Good People, Bad Judgments] szuveren.hu, July 22

 

  1. (2015) Charles Taylor, A bevándorlás nem társadalmi csapás [Recipe for a Social Disaster] szuveren.hu, February 24

 

  1. (2014) Sascha Feuchert, Charlotte Knobloch, Kiadják-e újra a Mein Kampfot? [Should Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” be Republished?]. szuveren.hu, October 27

 

  1. (2013) Jan-Werner Müller, Be kell-e tiltani a szélsőséges pártokat? [Should Extremist Parties Be Banned?]. szuveren.hu, November 24

 

  1. (2012) James A. Goldston, Yonko Grozev, Ki fél Strasbourgtól? [Whos’s Afraid of Europe’s Human-Rights Court?]. szuveren.hu, April 18

 

  1. (2012) Kim Lane Scheppele, Félreérti-e a világ Magyarországot? [Hungary, Misunderstood?] szuveren.hu, January 27

 

  1. (2011) Christian Boulanger, Merre tart Magyarország? [Quo Vadis Hungary?] szuveren.hu, February 21

 

  1. (2011) Maximilian Steinbeis, Alkotmány alkotmányosság nélkül [Verfassung gegen Verfassungsrecht] szuveren.hu, April 6

 

  1. (2011) Jan-Werner Müller, EU-beavatkozás egy tagállam alkotmányába? [Defending Democracy Within the EU] szuveren.hu, December 22

 

  1. (2005) Susanne Baer et al., Német alkotmányjogászok felhívása a kínzás tilalmának védelmében [Aufruf zur Verteidigung des Folterverbots] Fundamentum, No. 3, 98-99 (with K. Kovács)

 

 

Teaching materials, readers (in English)

 

 

  1. (2020) Equality: General overview, theoretical foundations, cases (Reader)

ELTE University, Faculty of Social Sciences, International Relations MA, Budapest (online)

 

  1. (2017) Human Rights in Constitutional Law (Reader)

European Union, Supporting the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau

 

  1. (2017) Constitutional Case-Law of the Republic of Moldova in European Comparison (Reader)

European Union, Supporting the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau

 

  1. (2016) Constitutional Interpretation (Reader)

European Union, Supporting the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau

 

  1. (2015) Human Rights Protection: General Overview and Critical Approaches (Reader)

ELTE University, Faculty of Law, Human Rights LLM, Budapest (online)

 

  1. (2015) Constitutional Interpretation (Reader)

ELTE University, Faculty of Law, Human Rights LLM, Budapest (online)

 

  1. (2015) Comparative Analysis of National Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection (Reader)

ELTE University, Faculty of Law, Human Rights LLM, Budapest (online)

 

 

Reviews

 

  1. (2019) Janos Kis, Constitutional democracy

Élet és Irodalom, No. 44, 21

 

  1. (2015) Dysharmonia Mundi: Eörsi István a szabadságról és a méltóságról [Dysharmonia Mundi: István Eörsi on Liberty and Dignity]

Élet és Irodalom, No. 51-52, 20

 

  1. (2015) Annette E. Dumbach and Jud Newborn, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Élet és Irodalom, No. 20, 19

 

  1. (2015) László Majtényi, Romok ormán [Ruins of Constitutional Democracy]

Magyar Narancs, January 22, 38

 

  1. (2014) János Kis, Mi a Liberalizmus? [What is Liberalism?]

Holmi, No. 12, 1772-1776

 

  1. (2013) János Kis, Az összetorlódott idő [Political Writings]

Élet és Irodalom, No. 38, 21

 

  1. (2005) László Sólyom, Pártok és érdekszervezetek az alkotmányban [Parties and Civil Organizations in the Constitution]

BUKSZ Budapest Review of Books, No. 1, 69-72

 

 

Amicus Brief (in English)

 

(2010) Opinion on the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Amicus Brief to the Venice Commission

Arato, A., Halmai, G., Kis, J. (eds)

Princeton University, http://lapa.princeton.edu/hosteddocs/amicus-to-vc-english-final.pdf

In Hungarian: Fundamentum, No. 1 (2011), 61-77 (co-author)

 

 

Public lectures (in English and German)

 

  1. (2016) Constitutional Roads to Autocracy? Case Studies from Hungary and Poland

New York, New School, Wolff Conference Room, 28/03/2016

 

  1. (2014) Constitutional Legitimacy (Habilitation)

Debrecen, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Law, 15/10/2014

 

  1. (2013) From a Constitution’s Authority to an Authoritarian Constitution? On Constitutional Transitions in Hungary

Regensburg, Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien and Institut für Ostrecht, 27/11/2013

 

  1. (2012) Missing Paragraph. Introductory Lecture at the Opening of László Rajk’s Exhibition

Berlin, Akademie der Künste, 20/01/2012

 

  1. (2011) Der fehlende Verfassungspatriotismus

Berlin, Deutsch-Ungarische Gesellschaft, Neues Stadthaus, 24/1/2011

 

 

 

International conference and workshop presentations, lectures

(in English, selection)

 

 

  1. (2020) Constitutional simulacrum: Constitutional Courts in democracies and non-democracies

International Conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova

Chișinău, 20/2/2020.

 

  1. (2019) Glorious Revolutions (panel discussion)

WZB — Berlin Social Science Center, Workshop “19 89 19. Thirty Years After the Round Tables”

Berlin, 27/11/2019

 

  1. (2019) Imre Kertész and Authoritarianism (panel discussion)

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Workshop “Imre Kertész und die europäische Literatur der Gegenwart”

Berlin, 30/10/2019

 

  1. (2019) Majoritarian democracy or autocracy? Understanding a new constitutional system

École de droit de Science Po, Colloque “Le droit contre l’etat de droit,” Société française de philosophie politique et juridique

Paris, 20/6/2019

 

  1. (2019) Under and After the Rule of Lawlessness: Lessons from Franz Neumann

Princeton University, Workshop on Constitutionalism Under Stress

Princeton, 30/03/2019

 

  1. (2019) The Guardian of a Failed Constitution: Chief Justice Sólyom’s Contribution to Constitutionalism in Hungary

Chinese University of Hong Kong, “Towering Judges” Conference

Hong Kong, 25/1/2019

 

  1. (2018) Pretence of Constitutional Democracy

Nova Univerza, International Conference, “The Future of the Rule of Law and Democracy in Europe”

Ljubljana, 14/12/2018

 

  1. (2018) Laws, Conventions and Fake Constitutions

WZB — Berlin Social Science Center and Verfassungsblog, Workshop “Constitutional Resilience: How Can a Democratic Constitution Survive an Autocratic Majority?”

Berlin, 13/11/2018

 

  1. (2018) Constitutional Markers of Authoritarianism

WZB — Berlin Social Science Center, Global Constitutionalism Colloquium

Berlin, 30/7/2018

 

  1. (2018) Disobeying an Illegitimate Government: How does a Dworkinian Approach Work?

Constitutionalism, Dissent, and Resistance — International Workshop of the Humboldt University and Princeton University Project “Constitutionalism Under Stress”

Berlin, 7/7/2018

 

  1. (2018) Chief Justices of Constitutional Courts in Democratic Transition: Roles and Models

Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law, ICON-S Conference, University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 25/6/2018

 

  1. (2018) Breaking the Equilibrium: From Distrust of Representative Government To an Authoritarian Executive

Advanced Workshop on the Resurgence of Executive Primary in the Age of Populism, Academia Sinica,

Taipei, 22/6/2018

 

  1. 2018) Group Dignity and Hate Speech: Democratic and Autocratic Regulatory Models guest lecture, with Maurice Adams, Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law

Stellenbosch, 16/4/2018

 

  1. (2018) The Markers of Authoritarianism: A Constitutional Analysis

Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Potsdam

Potsdam, 20/2/2018

 

  1. (2017) Constitutional Adjudication in Authoritarian Regimes

“Illiberal Democracy”? Poland in Comparative, European Perspective, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Oxford, 4/3/2017

 

  1. (2017) Rights, NGOs and the Media

“Constitutional Justice in Democratic Societies,” International Conference, Constitutional Court of Moldova

Chisinau, 30/3/2017

 

  1. (2017) Comparative Analysis of the ECtHR Case-Law: Eweida and Others v. the United Kingdom

Constitutional and Human Rights Law, Summer School

Vadul lui Voda, 21/6/2017

 

  1. (2016) The Authoritarian’s New Clothes

“Beyond the Liberal Constitution,” Workshop, University of Oxford, Wolfson College

Oxford, 08/12/2016

 

  1. (2016) The Role of East-Central European Constitutional Courts in Democratic Transition: A Pyrrhic Victory?

“Constitutionalizing Transitional Justice,” International Symposium, Academia Sinica

Taipei, 12/11/2016

 

  1. (2016) Justice Hercules: What Do Judges Do When Facing Constitutional Issues?

Seminar for Judges, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau, 27/06/2016

 

  1. (2016) European Constitutional Ideas and the Rise of Authoritarianism

“European Constitutional Democracy in Peril: People, Principles, Institutions,” University of Exeter and ELTE

Budapest, 23/06/2016

 

  1. (2015) The Multifaceted Sovereign: Domestic and International Actors in Constitutional Regime Changes

University of Trento, CoPolis conference, “The Renovation of the Modern Constitution: Contemporary Constitutional Transformations in Europe“

Trento, 25/05/2015.

 

  1. (2014) Unlimited Rule by Law: Changing Features of Hungarian Constitutionalism

Tilburg University, Rule of Law Workshop, “Bridging idealism and realism in constitutionalism and rule of law”

Tilburg, 03/10/2014

 

  1. (2014) Liberalism and Democracy

Robert Bosch Academy, Workshop, “The end of liberal democracy? Perceptions from Hungary”

Berlin, 24/09/2014

 

  1. (2013) On the Origins of Schutzpflicht and its Implications, Comment on the lectures of Oliver Lepsius and Thomas Kaarlo Tuori

Central European University, The 21st Annual Conference on “The Individual vs. the State”

Budapest, 25/10/2013

 

  1. (2013) Hungary: Haw far from Liberal Democracy?

Stefan Batory Foundation, Conference “Radical Politics: Hungary, Poland, Europe”

Warsaw, 08/04/2013

 

  1. (2012) Aufstieg und Krise: Wirkung der deutschen Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit auf Ungarn

Autorenworkshop “Kampf und Konsens im Verfassungsrecht”, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

Berlin 22/09/2012

 

  1. (2012) Hungary’s Constitutional Transformation from a Central European Comparative Perspective

German–Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance and Thammasat University, Second Annual International Conference “Conflict and Consent in the Basic Constitutional Order”

Bangkok, 25/2/2012

 

  1. (2011) The Legal Status of the Embryo: Comparing Constitutional Standards

German-Hungarian Dialog on Bioethical Issues, Bioethics Research Group of the University of Debrecen, Hungarian Academy on Sciences

Debrecen, 05/11/2011

 

  1. (2011) Mission Incomplete: a Comparative Sketch of Hungarian Constitutional Jurisprudence

Humboldt-University, International conference, “Advocates or Notaries of Democracy? A Comparative Socio-legal Analysis of the Role of Constitutional Courts in Political Transformation Processes”

Berlin, 23/09/2011

 

  1. (2011) Social and Religious Pluralism in the Constitution

Universität Wien, Juridicum, “Der Kampf ums Recht”, 2. Kongress der deutschsprachigen Rechtssoziologie-Vereinigungen

Vienna, 3/09/2011

 

  1. (2011) An Enforceable Right to Health? Comment on the lectures of George Letsas and Thomas Linch, Central European University, 19th Annual Conference on “The Individual vs. the State” Budapest, 11/6/2011

 

  1. (2011) Hungarian Post-democracy?

22th Anniversary of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation

Warsaw, 24/5/2011

 

  1. (2011) The Hungarian Constitutional Crisis and the European Constitutional Standards

Humboldt University, Law and Society Institute

Berlin19/1/2011

 

  1. (2010) From Uneasy Compromises to Democratic Partnership: The Prospects of the Central European Constitutionalism

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London University, W G Hart legal workshop, Comparative Aspects on Constitutions: Theory and Practice

London, 29/07/2010

 

September 2020