Max Weber Fellow
Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies
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Gábor Mészáros was a senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Pécs in Hungary before his Fellowship period. His primary research interests are comparative constitutional law, human rights and the legal theory of state of exception. He has also published several articles in English and Hungarian and earned a Ph.D. degree in law at the University of Debrecen in 2017 with the thesis, ‘State of Emergencies in Constitutional Democracies’. His first book, Constitutionality in Crisis? (Hungarian, 2018) deals with the most critical issues regarding emergency politics in theory and practice. Gábor joined the University of Pécs in 2015 after nearly ten years of legal practise and a professional career at the Ministry of Justice, the National Court Office and the Regional Court of Balassagyarmat in Hungary. His main aim for his Fellowship period is to finish his second monograph. Gábor is also an editor of Fundamentum, the Hungarian human rights quarterly.Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers Gábor has taught various courses (in Hungarian and English) in the last few years. The most relevant courses – offered for law students – were Comparative Constitutional Law, Legal Philosophy, The Legal Theory of State of Exception, Judicial Balancing during Emergency, Rule of Law and Constitutionalism and Comparative Human Rights Law.