School of Transnational Governance

Márta Pardavi



Fellowship period: 1 September 2020 - 30 June 2021

Topic: Transnational Human Rights Advocacy Networks: Towards Better Collaboration

Márta Pardavi is an experienced civil society leader and human rights advocate and is the co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), a Budapest-based leading human rights non-governmental organisation. The HHC protects human rights and the rule of law through legal and advocacy methods, with a focus on civic space, rule of law, refugee protection, criminal justice. Lately, Márta has focused on protecting civic space, rule of law and refugees, leading the HHC's work to challenge unlawful policies and winning critical safeguards by engaging with the public, and international and European intergovernmental and civil society organisations.

Márta holds a law degree from the ELTE University Faculty of Law in Budapest. She has won international recognition for her work, having been awarded the 2018 William D. Zabel Human Rights Award from Human Rights First, Civil Rights Defender’s Civil Rights Defender of the Year 2019 award and was selected to be a member of POLITICO28 Class of 2019.