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Fiala-Butora 2018 EUI

Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-403  (ext: 2403)
Office: VPA 209

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: LAW

Mentor: Claire Kilpatrick
Thematic Group: Covernance, Constitutionalism and Democracy


János Fiala-Butora holds an SJD from Harvard Law School (‘16). His dissertation, ‘Reconstructing personhood: legal capacity of persons with disabilities’, investigates the deprivation of legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities in light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Prior to his SJD, he received an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (‘04), and degrees in law and international relations from Slovakia. As a practicing human rights lawyer, he actively consulted with governments on their human rights laws and policies, and brought landmark litigation before international courts on behalf of persons with disabilities.

His research interests are centred on international human rights law, disability law, nationalism and legal theory. He currently focuses on international human rights mechanisms, the rights of persons with disabilities and ethnic minorities.

János has taught in courses on human rights at Central European University, and as a guest lecturer at various universities in the US.

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