Dr. Kriszta Kovács

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September 2021-

Senior Research Fellow "Science Friction: Patterns, Causes and Effects of Academic Freedom Contestations" Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)"

September 2019-August 2021

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Center for Global Constitutionalism

January 2018-August 2019

Senior Researcher, Center for Global Constitutionalism
Managing Editor, Global Constitutionalism (Cambridge Journal)

Since 2013 - (on research leave between January 2018-September 2021)

Associate Professor, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Program Director, International Human Rights Postgraduate Program, from June 2015 to September 2016 Vice-Dean of the ELTE University Faculty of Social Sciences, Budapest

2014-2016

Co-President, Joint Council on Constitutional Justice, Venice Commission

2013-2015

Postdoc Research Fellow, Project ‘Constitutional Politics in Post-Westphalian Europe’, University of Trento

1997-2013

Adviser (as of 2007 Senior Adviser), Constitutional Court of Hungary/Liaison Officer, Joint Council on Constitutional Justice, Venice Commission, Council of Europe

2002

Bucerius School on Global Governance, Hamburg

2000-2001

Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia University Law School, Human Rights Institute, NY

1998

Legal Clerkship in London (Interights, Cloisters Chambers) and in Budapest (Human Rights Information and Documentation Centre)

1996-1997

Founding Program Coordinator, Central European University Human Rights MA Program/Research Associate, Constitutional and Legislative Policy Institute, Budapest 

Selected Publications

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2021): "Od niedoskonałej demokracji do niekompletnej autokracji (From an Imperfect Democracy to an Incomplete Autocracy)". In Adam Czarnota/Michał Paździora/Michał Stambulski (Eds.): Nowy Konstytucjonalizm. Polityczność, tożsamość, sfera publiczna (New Constitutionalism. Politics, Identity, Public Sphere) Warsaw: Scholar, 175-207.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "People, Sovereignty and Citizenship: The Ethnonational Populists' Constitutional Vocabulary" Statelessness & Citizenship Review, Vol. 2 No. 2, 389-394.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Parliamentary Democracy by Default. Applying the European Convention on Human Rights to Presidential Elections and Referendums" Jus Cogens - A Critical Journal of Philosophy of Law and Politics, Vol. 2 No. 3, 1-22.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Democracy in Lockdown" Social Research. An International Quarterly, In Time of Plague: The History and Lethal Consequences of Epidemic Disease, Vol. 87 No. 2 (Summer 2020)

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Der Lockdown der Demokratie. Im Schatten der Pandemie baut Viktor Orbán den ungarischen Staat um" WZB Mitteilungen, 2020/168, 20-23.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "#Orbanistan. Democracy in lockdown" Public Seminar, 2020/4/7.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Jak Orbán zarządza przez kryzys" Kultura Liberalna, 2020/4/7.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Hungary's Orbanistan: A Complete Arsenal of Emergency Powers" VerfassungsBlog, 2020/4/6, cross-posted on LawLog, April 2020.

Kovács, Kriszta (2020): "Constitutional Continuity Disrupted". In: Margit Feischmidt/Balázs Majtényi (Eds.): The Rise of Populist Nationalism. Budapest-New York, CEU Press, 11-43.

Kovács, Kriszta/Scheppele, Kim Lane (2019): "The Fragility of an Independent Judiciary: lessons from Hungary and Poland -- and the European Union". In Peter H. Solomon/Kaja Gadowska (Eds.): Legal Change in Post-Communist States. Progress, Reversions, Explanations. Stuttgart, ibidem, 2019, 55-96.

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2019): “The Age of Constitutional Barbarism” VerfassungsBlog, 2019/9/7.

Wiener, Antje/Dunoff, L Jeffrey/Havercroft, Jonathan/Kumm, Mattias/Kovács, Kriszta (2019): "Global Constitutionalism as agora: Interdisciplinary encounters, cultural recognition and global diversity" Global Constitutionalism 8:1, 1-11.

Kovács, Kriszta (2019): "Can the European Union Save the Independent Judges?" LawLog, January 2019

Kovács, Kriszta (2018): "Das Ringen um Demokratie. Wie die EU die unabhängige Justiz in Polen und Ungarn retten will" (Translated by Jasmin Rauch) WZB Mitteilungen, 2018/12, 74-75. 

Kovács, Kriszta/Kumm, Mattias/Steinbeis, Max/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2018): “Introduction: Constitutional Resilience and the German Grundgesetz” VerfassungsBlog, 2018/12/6.

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2018): "Stând pe picioroange: interpretări folisofice ale Convenţiei Europene a Drepturilor Omului" in Preeminenţa Dreptului şi Controlul de Constituţionalitate Între Tradiţie şi Modernitate, Curtea Constituţională a României, Curtea Constituţională a Republicii Moldova, Bucureşti, Editura Hamangiu, 2018, 153-166.

Kovács, Kriszta/Scheppele, Kim Lane (2018): "The fragility of an independent judiciary: Lessons from Hungary and Poland - and the European Union" Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol 51, No 3, 189-200.

Kovács Kriszta (2018): "Human Rights Practice Review: Hungary", East European Yearbook on Human Rights (EEYHR) 2018/1.

Kovács, Kriszta (2018): “Changing Constitutional Identity via Amendment”. In Paul Blokker (Ed.): Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond,Routledge, 2018, 199-217.

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2018): “Standing on Stilts: Philosophical Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights”. In: Iulia Motoc/Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque/Krzysztof Wojtyczek (Eds.): New Developments in Constitutional Law. Essays in honour of Andras Sajó, Eleven, 2018, 239-258.

Kovács, Kriszta/Scheppele, Kim Lane (2017): “Hungary’s Post-Socialist Administrative Law Regimes” in Comparative Administrative Law, eds. Susan-Rose Ackerman, Peter L. Lindseth, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. 119-136. (Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series)

Kovács, Kriszta (2017): “State of Exception: Springtime for the Schmittian Thoughts?” Diritto & questioni pubblicheVol 17, 2017/2, 163-182.

Kovács, Kriszta (2017): “The Rise of Ethnocultural Constitutional Identity in the Jurisprudence of the East Central European Courts,” German Law JournalVol 18, No 7, 2017, 1703-1720.

Kovács, Kriszta (2017): “Why Do We Need International Legal Standards for Constitutional Referendums?” VerfassungsBlog, 2017/7/20.

Kovács, Kriszta (2016): “Access to Justice. Migration Cases before the Constitutional Court of Hungary”, Venice Commission Report, CDL-JU(2016)005, 27 July 2016

Kovács, Kriszta (2016): “Hungary’s Struggle: In a Permanent State of Exception” VerfassungsBlog, 2016/3/17.

Kovács, Kriszta/Blokker, Paul (2015): “Unilateral Expansionism: Hungarian Citizenship and Franchise Politics and their Effects on the Hungarian-Romanian Relations”. In Dimitry Kochenov/Elena Basheska (Eds.): Good Neighbourliness in the European Legal Context, Brill/Nijhoff, Leiden, 2015, 136-159.

Kovács, Kriszta (2015): “Do we need blasphemy laws to protect religious faiths?” Venice Commission Report CDL-JU(2015)012, 12 June 2015

Kovács, Kriszta/Körtvélyesi, Zsolt/Nagy, Aliz (2015): “Margins of Nationality. External Ethnic Citizenship and Non-Discrimination” in Perspectives on Federalism Vol 7, (1)2015, 85-116.

Kovács, Kriszta (2014): “After the economic crisis – In a state of exception?” Venice Commission Report CDL-JU(2014)013, 8 July 2014

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2013): “Aufstieg und Krise. Wirkung der deutschen Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit auf Ungarn”, in Politik des Verfassungsrechts, Hg. Boulanger, Kranenpohl, Wrase, Nomos, Berlin, 2013, 308-332.

Kovács, Kriszta (2013): “Keeping the Guardian under Control. The Case of Hungary”, Venice Commission Report CDL-JU(2013)006, 25 July 2013

Kovács, Kriszta (2012): “Equality. The Missing Link”. In Gábor Attila Tóth (Ed.): Constitution for a Disunited Nation. On Hungary’s 2011 Fundamental Law, Budapest-New York, CEU Press, 2012, 171-195.

Kovács, Kriszta/Tóth, Gábor Attila (2011): “Hungary’s Constitutional Transformation”, 2011 European Constitutional Law Review 7, 183-203.

Kovács, Kriszta (2011): “Cooperative Decision-making. The Relation between Hungary and Strasbourg”, International Constitutional Law Journal Vol 5, (2)2011, 188-199.

Kovács, Kriszta (2011): “The anonymity requirement in publishing court decisions”, Venice Commission Report CDL-JU(2011)010, 21 July 2011.

Kovács, Kriszta (2008): “Think Positive, Preferential Treatment in Hungary”, Fundamentum – The Hungarian Human Rights Quarterly Vol 12, No 4 (2008), 46-63.

Kovács, Krisztina/Balogh, Zsolt/Térey, Vilmos (2006): “Nationalbericht. Kommunikationsgrundrechte”. In Albrecht Weber (Ed.): Fundamental Rights in Europe and North America – Hungary, Leiden–Boston, Martinus Nijhoff, 2006, B I 119-185.

Kovács, Krisztina/Balogh, Zsolt/Térey, Vilmos (2006): “Nationalbericht. Gleichheitsrechte”. In Albrecht Weber (Ed.): Fundamental Rights in Europe and North America – Hungary, Leiden–Boston, Martinus Nijhoff, 2006, B III 1-72.

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kriszta.kovacs [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
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Supra-Nat MSCA Project

Kriszta Kovács is Principle Investigator of the Supra-Nat MSCA Project at the Center for Global Constitutionalism. Read more about the project here.