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Viktor Vadász

Deputy Director / Director of Programmes


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Viktor Vadász


phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 912
fax: +49 (0)651 937 37 919

Born in Hungary in 1979. Studied law in Budapest (Pázmány Péter Catholic University). LL.M. in economic crimes in 2007 (Eötvös Loránd University) and in European human rights in 2020 (Eötvös Loránd University).

After the years of traineeship, successful bar exams in 2007 and judicial appointment to Pest Central District Court in 2008, dealing with various criminal cases at first instance.

Temporary secondment to the Hungarian Ministry of Justice and Administration in 2011 to participate in the preparation of a new Criminal Code. Seconded judge to the Hungarian National Office for the Judiciary in 2012. Director of the Hungarian Academy of Justice between 2012 and 2015. In 2015, promoted to the Budapest Regional Court to deal with high-profile criminal cases. Head of the Department of International Relations (2015/16). Leader of the Criminal Department of the Regional Court (2016/17). In 2018, elected to the National Judicial Council. Spokesperson of the Council. Representative of the National Judicial Council in the Executive Board of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (2019/20).

Various publications and lectures in criminal law and procedural law, judicial administration, rule of law and fundamental rights.

Speaks Hungarian, English and German.

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