Gábor Halmai is Professor of Law and director of the Institute of Political and International
Studies at the Eötvös Lóránd University. He received his PhD from Eötvös Lóránd University
in 1983, and became Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1997. Between 2007-
2010 he was member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s Management Board based in
Vienna. From 2003 he is the national director of the European Masters Program in Human
Rights and Democratization in Venice. From 2006 to 2010, Mr Halmai was the vice-chair of
the Hungarian National Election Commission. Between 1990-97 he was chief counsellor to
the President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court.
Mr Halmai’s primary research interests are comparative constitutional law and constitutional
adjudication of fundamental rights. He has published several books and articles, as well as
editing volumes on these topics.
Return to Faculty Profiles