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Gábor Halmai

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law

Gábor HALMAIAppointed in September 2016. His primary research interests are comparative constitutional law and international human rights. He has published several books and articles, as well as edited volumes on these topics in English, German and Hungarian. He is joining the EUI after a teaching and research career (at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, Princeton University in the USA, the European Masters Program in Human Rights and Democratization in Italy) as well as years of professional career as chief advisor to the President of the Hungarian Constitutional Court, member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s Management Board and numerous other civic activities.

Supervision Interests

  • Comparative and national constitutional law
  • Comparative and national rights issues
  • Comparative and national constitutional adjudication
  • Constitution-making processes
  • Constitutional development in East-Central Europe

"Due to the non-communication policy of the EUI I cannot discuss research proposals prior to submission, but potential applicants should feel free to contact me if they wish to check, whether a particular topic fits within my areas of interest"

Research Interests

  • Core values of European constitutional law
  • Transitional constitutionalism and transitional justice
  • EU democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights oversight in member states

Current Research

Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 401 / 275

Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistant: Agnieszka Lempart

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Manica - Office SAMN  251)

Working Languages: Hungarian, English, German, Russian (research fluency), French (research fluency)

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