Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky, professor emerita in the Department of Legal Studies at CEU has been awarded the Pro Iure Laboris Prize on occasion of the 14th Hungarian Labour Law Conference held in Visegrad October 10-12. The prize is an acknowledgement of a valuable career contributing to the development and values of labour and employment law.
Kollonay-Lehoczky, former director of the Doctoral Program, has been teaching in the department since 1992.
Constitutionalism is an unfinished and imperfect project that can be manipulated to contribute to the closing of minds and societies, according to CEU University Professor Andras Sajo, who founded the Department of Legal Studies at CEU and served as a judge at the European Court of Human Rights for a decade. Sajo spoke as part of the Rethinking Open Society lecture series at CEU hosted by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff on October 17, delivering a lecture entitled “Constitutionalism in Closing Societies.”
CEU alumnus David Khan (LEGS '05) has been appointed leader of the Alberta Liberal Party in Canada. Prior to running for leader of the party, Khan served as the party's executive vice-president. He was elected leader on June 4, 2017.
He holds a BSc from the University of British Columbia, a Juris Doctor degree in Law from the University of Toronto. He studied international and European human rights and constitutional law at CEU, and French at l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He works as a lawyer in Calgary, practising indigenous law.
Tallinn University hosted the New Human Rights of the 21st Century conference on September 20-22 to explore the origins of such rights, the functions and the rhetoric of these rights and the role such “new” rights can play in the field of human rights law. The conference was part of the HURMUR: Human rights – mutually raising excellence project, funded by the European Commission.
As one of the international experts of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Karoly Bard, professor in the Department of Legal Studies and chair of the Human Rights Program at CEU, has contributed to the reviews of the Polish Draft Act on the Supreme Court ( August 30, 2017) and to the Draft Amendments to the Act on the National Council of the Judiciary (May 5, 2017). Both pieces of legislation undermine judges’ independence, threaten judicial integrity and provoked fiery demonstrations all over the country.
Viktor Kazai, a doctoral student at the Department of Legal Studies, represented continuing students at the university's Opening Ceremony on September 18, 2017. His remarks are below. Read more about the Opening Ceremony here.
Dear citizens of the university!
Thank you very much for this honor and the opportunity to speak at the Opening Ceremony.
Congratulations to the incoming students on their admission to CEU!
The following changes have taken effect recently in the Department of Legal Studies at CEU.
Caterina Sganga has been promoted Associate Professor, effective August 1.
Mathias Moschel has been appointed Head of the Doctoral School, effective August 1. Moschel succeeds Professor Kollonay, who continues at the Department as Professor Emerita.
As of August 2017, Nora Varro went on maternity leave. Her role as a Department Coordinator was taken over by Monika Soltesz (3197) as of August 21.