PAP András László  

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Brief introduction

ELTE/Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Central European University / Associate Professor / Senior Research Fellow, Dept. Head/Recurrent Visiting Professor


PhD. in Constitutional Law, 2005, ELTE (Hungary)

Academic profile

András L. Pap (JD, M.Phil., Ph.D., Habil.) is senior research fellow and head of department of constitutional law, international law and legal theory at the Hungarian Academy of Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies and Associate Professor at Eötvös University (ELTE) Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media and Communications, as well as Recurrent Visiting Professor at Central European University’s Nationalism Studies Program and the Faculty of Public Administration of Corvinus University in Hungary. Between 2000 and 2002 he was visiting scholar at New York University Law School. Having returned to Hungary, he served as Research Librarian at the Hungarian Parliament and visiting Professor at the Law Schools of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Károli Gáspár Calvinist University, and Széchenyi University. In 2004 he was appointed Associate Professor, in 2006 Full Professor of Law at Kodolányi College. In the past years he participated, and in most cases acted as lead researcher, in a number of research projects commissioned by the EU, the Council of Europe, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the International Centre for Democratic Transition, and the Hungarian National Scientific Research Grant. He has been rapporteur for the European Parliament, regional correspondent for the East European Constitutional Review, expert witness at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, worked for the American Bar Association and the World Bank. He is member and chair of several editorial boards for academic journals and a book series’ in Hungary. He is a member of the Minority Research Network, the Network on Rights Equality & Diversity, the International Law Association, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. He has taught over 35 courses, 9 in English. He has given over 55 presentations at international academic conferences and has published six books and over 200 articles.


  • Human Rights and Ethnic Data Collection in Hungary, Human Rights Review, Vol. 9, Issue 1, March 2008, pp. 109-122.
  • Ethnicity- and race-based profiling in counter-terrorism, law enforcement and border control (study). November 2008, Directorate-General Internal Policies, Policy Department C, Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament, Brussels, 2008, PE 408.326 (63 pages).
  • Ethnic Minorities in Parliaments, Columbia Journal of Eastern European Law Vol. 7, Summer/2001, No.2, pp. 261–339.


Constitutional law, human rights, law enforcement

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