Péter Paczolay

Born on 20 May 1956 in Budapest, Hungary

  • Graduated in Law, Faculty of law of the University of Budapest, 1980
  • Bar Exam Diploma, Ministry of Justice, 1983
  • Researcher (1983-1986), Assistant Professor (1986-1989), Department of Legal Theory, Faculty of Law, University of Budapest
  • PhD in political and legal science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1989
  • Associate Professor (1989-2000), Full Professor (2000-2009), Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Law, University of Budapest
  • Senior Legal Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court of Hungary, 1990-1996
  • Associate Professor (1992-2000), Full Professor (since 2000), Head of Department, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Szeged
  • Liaison Officer (since 1993), Substitute Member (2002-2005), Member (2005-2013), Vice-President (2009-2011), Honorary President (2013-2017), Venice Commission, Council of Europe Secretary General, Constitutional Court of Hungary, 1996-2000
  • Habilitation for full professorship, Faculty of Law, university of Budapest, 1999
  • Deputy Head (2000-2005), Head (2005-2006) of the Office of the President of the Republic
  • Judge (2006-2015), Vice-President (2007-2008), President (2008-2015), Constitutional Court of Hungary
  • Member of the panel provided for by article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, mandated to give an opinion on the suitability of candidates to perform the duties of judge or advocate general of the Court of Justice or the General Court, 2010-2015
  • Research Professor in political science, National Public Service University, since 2015
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy, Malta and San Marino, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Commerce, 2016-2017
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 24 April 2017
  • Vice-President of Section from 26 May 2021 to 26 May 2023.
Péter Paczolay