From the "Rule of Law Revolution" to the Constitutional Counterrevolution in Hungary
Gábor Halmai, Etövös Lóránd University, Budapest
Commentator - Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, and director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs
Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies
Date/Time: 12/05/11 at 4:30 pm - 12/05/11 at 6:00 pm
Gábor Halmai is a professor of law and director of the Institute for Political and International Studies at Etövös Lóránd University, Budapest, and director of the Hungarian Human Rights Information and Documentation Center. He joins the Princeton University community this year as a visiting research scholar with PIIRS and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. Halmai 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.