European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)





Education, academic and other qualifications

1989: Scholarship of the “Friedrich Ebert Foundation” at the University of Regensburg, Germany PhD Thesis: “Judicial Review of the Local Government” 

1970-1975: Faculty of Law “József Attila University, Szeged; Degree: Doctor of Law

Relevant professional activities

a) Present positions

July 1995-June 2007: Parliamentary Commissioner for the Rights of National and Ethnic Minorities

1993-present: Head of the Public Administration Department of the Faculty of Law of the University of Science, Szeged

1999-present: Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Law of the University of Science “Loránd Eötvös”, Budapest

May, 1997-present: Member of the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) Strasbourg, France

2008-present: Chair of the Independent Police Complaint Board of the Parliament of Hungary

b) International work

February 2005-2007: Vice-president of the European Ombudsman Institute

1998-2003: First Vice-chair of ECRI

1997-2003: Deputy Member of the Management Board of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Vienna, Austria

Publications (selected):


1. The judicial review of local authorities, Universum, Szeged, 1991. 227 pp.

2. Hungarian report. In: Law and Practice of Central European Countries in the Field of National Minorities Protection After 1989, Centre for International Relations, Warsaw, 1998 61-106. pp.

3. Ruling and Controlling of the Public Administration. Kaltenbach Jenö. In: Hungarian Public Administration Law (edited by Lajos Ficzere) Osiris, Budapest., 1998. 226- 243.pp.

4. Explanation to the self-government system. Chapter XJa., Közigazgatási és Jogi Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1999. 561-613 pp

5. From paper to practice in Hungary: The Protection and Involvement of Minorities in Governance. In: Diversity in action. Budapest, 2001. 171 — 205 pp.