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PROF. DR. PÉTER POLT
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Cur­ri­cu­lum vitae

Name Prof. Dr. Péter Polt
Place and Date of birth Buda­pest, 6 Sep­tem­ber 1955

 

Edu­ca­ti­on

1980 Law deg­ree with “summa cum laude” honors, Faculty of Law of Eöt­vös Loránd Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest
1982 bar exam with excel­lent qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on
1984 Post­gra­du­a­te stu­di­es at the Faculty of Com­pa­ra­tive Law, Stras­bourg
1986 Post­gra­du­a­te stu­di­es at the Hague Aca­demy of Inter­na­ti­o­nal Law
1990 Scho­lars­hip for pro­fes­sors rece­i­ved from the Human Rights Direc­tora­te, Stras­bourg
1996 Ph.D. stu­di­es, Faculty of Law of Eöt­vös Loránd Uni­ver­sity in Buda­pest
2011 Ph.D. deg­ree with “summa cum laude” honors (title of the PhD the­sis: Par­lia­men­tary Immu­nity as a Ground for Preclu­si­on of Accoun­ta­bi­lity), Páz­mány Péter Catho­lic Uni­ver­sity

 

Lan­gu­age skills
Eng­lish, Ger­man (lan­gu­age exams in 1983 and 2002)

 

Pro­fes­si­o­nal care­er
1980-82 tra­inee pro­se­cu­tor at the Pro­se­cu­ti­on Offi­ce of the 5th Dis­t­rict of Buda­pest and at the Chief Pro­se­cu­ti­on Offi­ce of the Cap­ital, Buda­pest (wor­king as a rese­arch fel­low at the Nati­o­nal Ins­ti­tu­te of Cri­mi­no­logy and Cri­mi­na­lis­tics (OKKrI))
1983 Rese­arch Fel­low at the Nati­o­nal Ins­ti­tu­te of Cri­mi­no­logy, Buda­pest
1986-95 Attor­ney at Law (part time)
1990-91 Per­ma­nent Legal Adviser (part time), Ministry of Jus­ti­ce
1991-95 ad hoc Legal Adviser on UN and Coun­cil of Euro­pe mat­ters, Ministry of Jus­ti­ce
1993-95 Spe­ci­al Expert on “The Hun­ga­ri­an poli­cy con­cer­ning the est­ab­lish­ment of the ICC”, Ministry of Forei­gn Affa­irs
1995-2000 Deputy Par­lia­men­tary Com­mis­si­o­ner on Human Rights (Ombuds­man)
2000-2006 Pro­se­cu­tor Gene­ral of Hun­gary
2006-2010 Pro­se­cu­tor, Titu­lar Chief Coun­s­e­lor of the Offi­ce of the Pro­se­cu­tor Gene­ral of Hun­gary, Head of the Depart­ment for Cri­mi­nal Trial Cases
2010- Pro­se­cu­tor Gene­ral of Hun­gary

Aca­de­mic Care­er

1975-1980

gra­du­a­te stu­di­es at the Faculty of Law, Eöt­vös Loránd Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest 

Main rese­arch field: inter­na­ti­o­nal and cons­ti­tu­ti­o­nal cri­mi­nal law, more than 100 pub­li­ca­tions

1983-2017 tea­ch­ing cri­mi­nal law at the Eöt­vös Loránd Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest (1983-1985 Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, 1985-2017: Adjunct Pro­fes­sor)
1984 pro­fes­si­o­nal train­ing at the Cri­mi­nal Divi­si­on of The Sup­re­me Court of Hun­gary, Buda­pest
1984 post­gra­du­a­te stu­di­es at the Faculty of Com­pa­ra­tive Law, Stras­bourg
1986 post­gra­du­a­te stu­di­es at the Faculty of Com­pa­ra­tive Law in The Hague
1990 pro­fes­sors­hip at the Euro­pe­an Com­mis­si­on on Human Rights, Stras­bourg
1999-2007 Lec­tu­rer at the Szé­che­nyi Uni­ver­sity of Sci­en­ce, Győr
2006 Hono­rary Pro­fes­sor of Penal Law (Páz­mány Péter Catho­lic Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest)
2010 PhD (Páz­mány Péter Catho­lic Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest)
The­sis: Par­lia­men­tary Immu­nity as a Ground for Preclu­si­on of Accoun­ta­bi­lity
2012 asso­ci­a­te pro­fes­sor (Nati­o­nal Uni­ver­sity of Pub­lic Ser­vi­ce, Buda­pest)
2016

habi­li­ta­ti­on in Law (Páz­mány Péter Catho­lic Uni­ver­sity, Buda­pest)

Head of depart­ment of Cri­mi­nal Law (Nati­o­nal Uni­ver­sity of Pub­lic Ser­vi­ce, Buda­pest)

Visit­ing pro­fes­sor (Shang­hai Aca­demy of Sci­en­ce)

2017 Pro­fes­sor of Law

 

The sci­en­ti­fic pub­li­ca­tions of Mr. Polt are ava­i­lab­le at the Lib­rary of Hun­ga­ri­an Sci­en­ti­fic Works (mtmt.hu). More than 230 pub­li­ca­tions are cont­ri­bu­ted to him as he is the aut­hor or edi­tor of 28 books, aut­hor of 59 sci­en­ti­fic artic­les and 63 book excerpts.

Inter­na­ti­o­nal Pro­fes­si­o­nal Care­er

from 1988 Mem­ber of the Inter­na­ti­o­nal Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Penal Law
1990-1995 Lead­ing Nati­o­nal Rap­port­eur for Hun­gary in the field of crime pre­vent­ion and treat­ment of offen­ders, Uni­ted Nations
1991-1995 Mem­ber of the Expert Wor­king Group and of the Com­mit­tee on the Pro­tec­ti­on of the Envi­ron­ment thro­ugh Cri­mi­nal Law, Coun­cil of Euro­pe
1997-2000 Found­ing Mem­ber of the Euro­pe­an Net­work for Ombuds­men for Child­ren
2004-2006 Mem­ber of Direc­tora­te of the Con­fe­ren­ce of Pro­se­cu­tors Gene­ral (CPGE), Coun­cil of Euro­pe
2006-2008 Vice Chair of the Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil of Euro­pe­an Pro­se­cu­tors (CCPE), Coun­cil of Euro­pe
2008-2013 Wor­king Group Mem­ber of the Con­sul­ta­tive Coun­cil of Euro­pe­an Pro­se­cu­tors (CCPE), Coun­cil of Euro­pe
2011-2012 Pres­ident, Net­work of Pub­lic Pro­se­cu­tors or equ­i­va­lent ins­ti­tu­tions at the Sup­re­me Judi­ci­al Courts of the Mem­ber Sta­tes of the Euro­pe­an Union
2014 hono­rary pres­ident of the Cri­mi­nal Law Rese­arch Cen­ter (Shang­hai Aca­demy of Sci­en­ce, Shang­hai)
Spea­ker, Chair of Sec­ti­on, and rap­port­eur at seve­ral inter­na­ti­o­nal con­fe­ren­ces