Studies of the Central Europen Professors’ Network

The book series Studies of the Ferenc Mádl Institute seeks to publish the most significant and intriguing results of the researches conducted by colleagues of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of The book series Studies of the Central European Professors’ Network publishes the results of research by members of the Central European Professors’ Network with the coordination of the Budapest-based Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law. The primary aim of the series is to present and address legal issues that are strongly related to the Central European region, taking into account the particular legal traditions, culture, and approach of the countries therein. The authenticity of the books can be seen in the fact that renowned authors from the Central European region write about the legal instruments of countries of the Central European region in English. The book series aims to establish itself as a comparative legal research forum by contributing to the stronger cooperation of the countries concerned and by ensuring the “best practices” and making different legal solutions available and interpretable to all of the states in Central Europe. However, it also aims to provide insights and detailed analyses of these topics to all interested legal scholars and legal practitioners outside the region so that they might become acquainted with the legal systems of Central European countries regarding a great variety of subjects.

Constitutional Reasoning and Constitutional Interpretation 

Zoltán J. Tóth


Fundamental rights have become increasingly important since the emergence of modern constitutionalism. The states of Central and Eastern Europe, as third-generation countries of concentrated constitutional adjudication, and in leaving behind the legacy of state socialism, have faced challenges owing to the specificities of their recent history and the problems of transitioning to a democracy governed […]

The Impact of Digital Platforms and Social Media on the Freedom of Expression and Pluralism

Marcin Wielec


Nowadays, people have no choice but to use technological advances. In contrast to five or ten years ago, the present is a completely different reality in terms of technological possibilities, the dissemination of information, forging personal relationships, networking, etc. The fast-paced emergence of technological innovations means that everyday and professional life in communities has—or, it […]

Religious Symbols in the Public Sphere

Paweł Sobczyk


The discussion about the presence of religious symbols in the public sphere is often characterized by emotional intensity, reflecting the attitude of society toward the basic values on which European culture and civilization are based and also testifying to the Christian identity of many European nations. This discussion has been gaining momentum, particularly in recent […]

Family Protection From a Legal Perspective

Tímea Barzó and Barnabás Lenkovics


One of the joint research topics of the Eastern European Professors’ Network is the “Protection of the Family in Law.” The designation of this research topic can already be regarded as a delimitation in itself, since it refers only to the grounds and optimal means of legal protection. However, if we omit this restriction on […]