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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 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

On the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code, the conference regarding the achievements of the code of substantive criminal law took place on the 8th and 9th of November of 2022 in the ceremonial hall of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. Besides the development of the national criminal law, topics like the current criminal law issues of the neighboring countries and the newest criminological tendencies in Central Europe were introduced. The quality of the event was raised by the outstanding actors of the national and international scientific community and the prominent representatives of the Hungarian public sector.

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

On the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code, the conference regarding the achievements of the code of substantive criminal law took place on the 8th and 9th of November of 2022 in the ceremonial hall of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. Besides the development of the national criminal law, topics like the current criminal law issues of the neighboring countries and the newest criminological tendencies in Central Europe were introduced. The quality of the event was raised by the outstanding actors of the national and international scientific community and the prominent representatives of the Hungarian public sector.

Events

Legal Regulation of Cross-border Acquisition of Agricultural Lands in Certain Central European Countries

format: Online
date: 06 May 2022 - 06 May 2022
event's language: English

Agenda of the conference:

Children’s Rights in theory and practise

format: In person
date: 15 December 2022 - 16 December 2022
event's language: Hungarian

On 15 and 16 December 2022, the International Scientific Conference entitled "Children’s Rights in theory and practise" will be held at the Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders. The event will be organized by the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law.

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The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

On the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code, the conference regarding the achievements of the code of substantive criminal law took place on the 8th and 9th of November of 2022 in the ceremonial hall of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. Besides the development of the national criminal law, topics like the current criminal law issues of the neighboring countries and the newest criminological tendencies in Central Europe were introduced. The quality of the event was raised by the outstanding actors of the national and international scientific community and the prominent representatives of the Hungarian public sector.

The current issues of emergency powers

The current issues of emergency powers

The international conference took place at University of Miskolc Faculty of Law on 25 October 2022. The scientific event provided good opportunity to the scholars from Central and Eastern European countries to discuss the current issues of emergency powers and exceptional situations. Participants of the conference came from several countries of Central- and Eastern Europe. In the framework of the conference also the first volume of the newly launched book series of Ferenc Mádl Institute was presented.

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

The 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code

On the occasion of the 10th year anniversary of the Hungarian Criminal Code, the conference regarding the achievements of the code of substantive criminal law took place on the 8th and 9th of November of 2022 in the ceremonial hall of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. Besides the development of the national criminal law, topics like the current criminal law issues of the neighboring countries and the newest criminological tendencies in Central Europe were introduced. The quality of the event was raised by the outstanding actors of the national and international scientific community and the prominent representatives of the Hungarian public sector.

The current issues of emergency powers

The current issues of emergency powers

The international conference took place at University of Miskolc Faculty of Law on 25 October 2022. The scientific event provided good opportunity to the scholars from Central and Eastern European countries to discuss the current issues of emergency powers and exceptional situations. Participants of the conference came from several countries of Central- and Eastern Europe. In the framework of the conference also the first volume of the newly launched book series of Ferenc Mádl Institute was presented.

About our namesake

Ferenc Mádl

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.

A Mádl Ferenc Összehasonlító Jogi Intézet névadója, a rendszerváltoztatás utáni szabad Magyarország második köztársasági elnöke, kiemelkedő tudású és nemzetközi tekintélyű jogtudós, akadémikus, a magyar jogösszehasonlítás emblematikus alakja.

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