Welcome to the website of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law!
Established in 2019, the Institute is named after Ferenc Mádl, an academic, an emblematic figure of Hungarian comparative law, an internationally renowned lawyer and President of the Hungarian Republic. During the establishment Ferenc Mádl Institute for Comparative Law (MFI), existing comparative law institutes in other countries served as an important model, in particular the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law which operates under the Federal Ministry of Justice; the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law; and, in some respects, the Max Planck Institute. Beyond the foreign examples, it was also emphasized during the establishment of the MFI that the Institute should also reflect Hungarian national priorities and characteristics both in terms of its spirit, its tasks and its personal and infrastructure capacity.
The Institute shall carry out the following tasks in order to further improve the quality of domestic legislation, increase its international standing and reputation, examine the legislation’s enter into force, support domestic legal research and education, and promote international legal relationships and cooperation:
Carries out comparative international legal research
primarily on the legislative activities, experiences and model solutions of European countries; proposals for domestic legislation and the Government’s legislative plan, and on the examination of legislations’ entry into force
Organization of scientific conferences
and other professional events
International professional relations
pursued in the widest possible range; cooperation with domestic and foreign higher education and research institutes and scientific workshops specializing primarily on international comparative law
Advancing legal science
through research, analyses and publishing activities
prepared and published on successful exemplary legislative solutions
to the tasks of the Minister of Justice
and analyses on its research topics
8 February 2020, Rome, La Sapienza Universitá di Roma At the Board of Management Meeting of the European Council for Rural Law (CEDR), the representatives of the Board led by President Geoff Whittaker and the representative of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative...
The first English-language conference of our institute was held on December 4, 2019, which focused on the current problems of the LLC and their competitiveness. The Belgian, French, Croatian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Serbian, Romanian and the Hungarian regulations were...
Dr. habil. János Ede Szilágyi, Head of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law attended the Annual Reunion of the “European Group of Public Law” (EGPL) between 13-15 September 2019. One of the main reasons of the meeting was the 30th anniversary of EGPL. The...
On 16th September 2020, the Conference in Memory of István Szászy will be jointly organized by the Section of Economics and Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law.
You can register at firstname.lastname@example.org until 1st September 2020.
Scholar, university professor of law, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Minister without portfolio and later Minister of Culture and Public Education in the first two conservative cabinets between 1990-1994. President of Hungary between 2000-2005.