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Gabor Halmai

LAPA Fellow Traveler
Visiting Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School and LAPA
Former Fellow, 2000-2001

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Halmai is a professor of law and director of the Institute for Political and International Studies at Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, as well as director of the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Center. He has published extensively in English, German, and Hungarian on problems related to human rights, judicial review, freedom of expression, and freedom of association. One of Hungary’s most distinguished scholars of constitutional law, Halmai was formerly chief counselor to the president of the Hungarian Constitutional Court, Laszlo Solyom, (later president of the republic), and has served as vice chair of the Hungarian National Election Commission. Ph.D. Eötvös Lóránd University.

Life after LAPA
Gábor Halmai is the head of the institute political and international studies at the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. He still heads the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Centre (INDOK) in Budapest, and is also editor-in-chief of the Centre's human rights quarterly, Fundamentum. From 2001-2004, he was president of the Soros Foundation in Hungary and since 2005, he has been a member of the Commission of Legal Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Gábor Halmai was a member of the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights in Brussels, and between 2007-2010 was the member of the managament board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna. From 2003 till 2010 he was also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Masters Program in Human Rights and Democratization in Venice, and he is stiil the national director there. Between 2006 and 2010 he was the vice-chair of the Hungarian National Election Commission. Since his time at LAPA, he published several books in Hungarian, including Constitution Found? The First Decade of the Hungarian Constotutional Review on Fundamental Rights. The BookWorld Publications, The Netherlands, 2002. The Right to Communication (2002), The Human Rights Casebook (2003), The Constitutional Court Case-Law (2004), and Hungary: Human Rights in the Face of Terrorism (2006).

Publications

1. Az egyesülés szabadsága (The Freedom of Association), Atlantis, Budapest 1990.

2. A véleményszabadság határai. (The Limits of Free Speech) Atlantis, Budapest 1994.

3. A hátrányos megkülönböztetés tilalmától a pozitív diszkriminációig (From the Prohibition of Discrimination to Positive Discrimination) (Szerk.: Halmai Gábor), INDOK, 1998.

4. Sajtószabadság és személyiségi jogok. Alapjogi bíráskodás I. (Freedom of the Press and Personality Rights), INDOK, 1998.

5. A sajtónyilvánosság határainak módosulásai. (The Changes of the Limits of Freedom of the Press) In: A nyilvánosság rendszerváltása. (The System Chnage of the Openness. (Szerk.: Halmai Gábor és Vásárhelyi Mária) Új Mandátum, 1998.

6. Személyi szabadság és tisztességes eljárás. (Personal Freedom and Fair Trial) INDOK, Budapest, 1999.

7. Család, tulajdon és emberi jogok. (Family, Property and Human Rights) INDOK, Budapest, 1999.

8. A megtalált alkotmány? A magyar alapjogi bíráskodás első kilenc éve. (Constitution Found? The First Decade of the Hungarian Constotutional Review on Fundamental Rights.) (Szerk.: Halmai Gábor)INDOK, 2000.

9. Constitution Found? The First Decade of the Hungarian Constotutional Review on Fundamental Rights. (Ed. by Gábor Halmai) BookWorld Publications, The Netherlands, 2002.

10. The Law of Broadcasting Enterprises in Hungary, Wirtschaftuniversitaet Wien, 2001.

11. A kommunikációs jogok. (Rights to Communication), Új Mandátum, Budapest, 2002.

12. Emberi jogok (Human Rights). Casebook, Osiris, 2003.

13. Ügynökök és akták (Spies and Files), Soros Foundation, 2003.

14. Hungary: Human Rights in the Face of Terrorism (ed.) Human Rights Series 1., Vanderplas Publishing, USA, 2006.

15. Alkotmánybírósági esetjog. (Constitutional Court caselaw), Complex, 2007.

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