Drought in the Human Rights Garden: Consensus and Populist Sovereignty

The Honorable András Sajó, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights

Date: 
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Robertson Hall, Bowl 16
Event Category: 
Lecture
Audience: 
Public

The John Marshall Harlan Class of 1920 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication celebrates the legacy of John Marshal Harlan, the eighth U.S. Supreme Court justice to graduate from Princeton (current Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. '72, Sonia Sotomayor '76 and Elena Kagan '81 are the ninth, 10th, and 11th).

Past Harlan Lecturers include Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Judge Dieter Grimm, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.

The Honorable András Sajó
Judge at the European Court of Human Rights

András Sajó is a judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, having taken this position on February 1, 2008. He is a University Professor at Central European University (CEU) Budapest and was the founding dean of Legal Studies at CEU as well as Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University Law School. He is well known for his academic writings on comparative constitutional law and human rights as well as for his contributions to the practical realization of constitutionalism and human rights.