Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay,
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
OMBUDSMAN FOR THE RIGHTS OF NATIONAL MINORITIES

Prof. Honoris Causa

Education

2015 ‘Professor Honoris Causa' – University Babeş-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

2011 Dr. habil.: Accession of the EU to the ECHR, University of Pécs, Hungary (Rating: summa cum laude,)

1998 PhD: Minorities protection under the auspices of the League of Nations, University of Pécs, Hungary (Rating: summa cum laude)

1992 ‘Doctor Universitatis', University of Pécs, Hungary (Rating: summa cum laude)

1986 LLB University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Hungary (Rating: summa cum laude),


 

Professional Experiences

2014 - present Honorary Director, Centre for European Research and Education (CEERE), University of Pécs, Hungary

2013 - present Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities, Budapest, Hungary

2013 - 2015 Director, Institute of International Studies, National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary

2008 - 2013 Director, Centre for European Research and Education (CEERE), University of Pécs, Hungary

2004 - 2007 Dean, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Hungary

2004 - 2007 Chair holder, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Department of International and European Law, Hungary

06 / 2005 Visiting Professor, Phillips-University Marburg, Germany

                        Modules: Interdisciplinary Working Group Europe, European Studies, Legal Status of Minorities in Europe

2002 - 2004 Vice-dean, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Hungary

2004 - present Visiting Professor, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Law, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

                        Modules: European Law: Institutions and Law System; Legal status of individuals in the EU

10 / 2003 Visiting Professor, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Faculty of Law, European Law Institute, Austria

                        Modules: European Law and the fundamental freedoms

2002 - present Accredited to supervise doctoral theses in European Law at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Law (2002/2/III. MAB decision)

2000 – 2002 Visiting Professor, Berzsenyi Dániel College, Szombathely, Hungary

2000 – 2003 Visiting professor, National Judiciary Council Budapest, Hungary (European legal training for Hungarian judges, PHARE programme)

1991 – 1993 Visiting professor, University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Law, Germany

                        Modules: International protection of minorities in the 20th century; Hungary and the EC: new legislative developments in Hungary

1986 - present Full-time member of the teaching staff, University of Pécs, Hungary, Faculty of Law, Department of International and European Law, and Faculty of Business and Economics

                        Modules: European Public Law I and II – compulsory; Protection of Minorities in the EU, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in the EU, Union Citizenship; various optional subjects on European Integration in graduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses

Research Interests

  • Protection of minorities in international law
  • Fundamental rights in the European Union – in general the legal position of individuals in the European Union
  • Convergence of the three legal orders (national-international-EU) in the field of human rights/fundamental rights
  • Union citizenship and the role of The European Court of Justice
  • Institutions and legal system of the European Union
  • Procedures and functioning of The European Court of Justice
  • Free movement of persons in the European Union

Language skills

  • Hungarian        Mother tongue 
  • German            Advanced conversational
  • English             Conversational
  • Romanian        Advanced conversational 

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2012 Academic coordinator; EU-SCHOLA (European Union in the School) – LLP JMP.

2011 - 2012 Project manager, lead beneficiary; IDEM - International Project Management course based on the Cooperation of South Transdanubian and Croatian educational institutions, Pécs-Osijek – HU-HR-IPA CBC Programme

2009 - 2012 Project partner, coordinator; CCCEU (Citizenship and Combating Crime in the EU) – LLP Erasmus IP.

2009 Commemorative Plaque "For Hungarian Higher Education"

2008 - 2009 CEEPUS network coordinator – "Minorities in Central Europe". (HU-0309-00-0809)

2005 - 2006 CEEPUS network coordinator – "Convergence of Legal Systems". (HU-0005-01-0509)

1999 - 2002 ‘Bolyai János' fellowship; Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1998 "Minorities protection in the EU" – PFP-project financed by Hungarian funds (PFP-0591/98)

1997 TEMPUS research scholarship in Bayreuth, Germany

1996 Research scholarship of the Schweizerische Osteuropabibliothek in Bern, Switzerland

1996 TEMPUS research scholarship in Graz, Austria

1995 European University Institute Florence; Florence, Italy

1990 DAAD research scholarship for a European Law project in Bayreuth, Germany

1986 - 1988 Member of the OTKA-research team/project "Constitutional and international law aspects of the minority question"

1984 Visiting student scholarship, Bayreuth, Germany

Memberships in professional and Scientific Organisations

2008 - present Member of the Board of Trustees, Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA), Trier, Germany

2005 - 2008 President, Section IX (Economics and Law), regional commission in Pécs of the MTA, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary

2003 - present Founding member of the Hungarian Section, member of the Board, Federation International pour le Droit Européen (FIDE)

2003 - present Member of the Hungarian Sociology Society, Hungary

2001 - 2013 Permanent member, junior project manager, Postgraduate School, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Hungary

1995 - present Member of the International Law Association (ILA), Hungarian Division

1995 - present Hungarian Foreign Affairs Society, Hungary

1992 - 1994 Member, Hungarian Group, Spokespersons' Network of the EC Commission,

1989 - 1990 Member, Council on Minority Issues, Office of the Prime Minister, Hungary

??? Member, Committee on Public Administration, Section of Economics and Law, MTA, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary

??? Member of the Board of Trustees, Foundation for the Protection of Minority Rights, Hungary

??? Member, National and Ethnic Minorities Section, Hungarian Sociological Association, Hungary

Memberships in Editorial boards

2014 - present Editor in chief of PJIEL ("Pécs Journal of International and European Law") , Pécs, Hungary

2012 - present Member of the editorial board of the "Hungarian Yearbook of International and European Law" – Eleven International Publishing, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2009 - present Member of the editorial board of the Journal of European and Regional Studies – Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Romania

2007 - present Member of the editorial board of JURA – periodical of the Faculty of Law, University of Pécs, Hungary

2007 - present Member of the editorial board of "Közjogi Szemle" (Public Law Review) – HVG-Orac, Hungary

Publications

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Budapest, 01 September, 2015

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