Department of Constitutional and Comparative Law

Head of Department: Dr. Iván Halász, professor


The Department of Constitutional and Comparative Public Law keeps issues related to constitutional rights and rule of law in the focus of research in both fields. Teaching and research activities are based on two pillars: teaching and research of the Hungarian constitutional law and comparative public law. These courses are taught by the professors of the department not only at our Faculty, but also other faculties of the University within the framework of the common modules. Most of our colleagues also take part in the educational program of the Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences.

The Department deals with European and other western-type constitutional democracies along with the constitutional development of BRICS states. In addition, special attention is dedicated to the constitutional developments of the neighbouring countries and the constitutional issues of the Visegrad countries. The Department also gives priority to the comparative research on public law developing a strong theoretical and historical background for these research projects. The research profile also includes monitoring national, EU and global constitutional processes, as well as research on the latest developments in constitutional justice, the evolution of suffrage, facing the challenges of migration and integration, the internationalization of constitutional law and the transference of legal ideas. Further attention is paid to the relationship between modern technologies, science and constitutional law.

The protection of national public law and the constitutional heritage of Europe are of great importance to our Department along with the current trends in scientific research and challenges in education. The Institute finds it critical to interact with foreign colleagues in international research projects. Our members of the Department work together with professors working at Jagiellonian University, Krakow; the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Charles University, Prague; Šafárik University, Košice; University of Gdansk , Gdansk and scholars from neighbouring and Visegrad countries.


Office: H-1083 Budapest, Üllői út 82., Educational Centre, Office 434.
Phone: +36 1 432 9000 / 20262