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.


Children’s Rights Days 2nd edition

format: Online
date: 30 November 2023 - 01 December 2023
event's language: English

On 30 November – 1 December 2023, the Mádl Ferenc Institute for Comparative Law, the Central European Academy, the Association of Children’s Rights and the Hungarian Comparative Law Association organise the second edition of Children’s Rights Days in Budapest. The conference will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the initiation of the UN Convention on the […]

Federalism Vs Coexistence? The Diverging Paths Ahead For The Eu And The Role Of Member States

format: Online
date: 23 November 2023 - 24 November 2023
event's language: English

On 23-24 November 2023, the Central European Academy will organize the “Federalism Vs Coexistence? The Diverging Paths Ahead For The Eu And The Role Of Member States” conference in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc, Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law and the Central European Association for Comparative Law. The […]


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.