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.

Events

Legal protection of state and national symbols in Central Europe

format: In person
date: 2022.June.22.
event's language: English

The conference is organised by the Central European Academy in cooperation with the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in The conference was organised by the Central European Academy in cooperation with the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church […]

Content of the right to parental responsibility in the legal orders of Central and Eastern Europe – Selected problems

format: Online
date: 2022.June.02.
event's language: English

On the 2nd of June 2022, at the seat of the Polish Institute of Justice, an international scientific conference was organised by the Institute of Justice in Warsaw, the Central European Academy of the University of Miskolc, and the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law.  The conference, entitled “Content of the right to parental responsibility in […]

Functions

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 researches

Carries out comparative international legal researches

in order to develop jurisprudence and it develops proposals for domestic legislation.

Advancing legal science

Advancing legal science

through research, analyses and publishing activities

Scientific conferences

Organizes scientific conferences

and other professional events.

Collaborates with similar research institutes and scientific workshops

Collaborates with similar research institutes and scientific workshops

and has extensive international relations.

Prepares policy analyses

Prepares policy analyses

and has extensive international relations.

Contributes

Contributes

to the tasks of the Minister of Justice

News

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.

 

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