András László Pap

Visiting Professor

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Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
FT 202

András László Pap (JD 1998, MA 1999, M.Phil., Ph.D. 2005, Habil. 2009, D.Sc. 2013) is Recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in Budapest.

 Andras L. Pap is Research Chair and Head of the Department for Administrative and Constitutional Law at the (formerly Hungarian Academy of Sciences, now Eötvös Loránd Research Network) Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Legal Studies in Budapest. He is also Professor of Law at Eötvös University (ELTE) Institute for Business Economics and the Law Enforcement Faculty of the Ludovika University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary.

A former SASRO-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, he has been visiting scholar at New York University Law School’s Global Law Program, honorary fellow and visiting researcher at the University of Aberdeen Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law, and Erasmus visiting professor at the University College Dublin, Faculty of Law.

In the past years he participated, and in most cases acted as lead researcher, in a number of research projects commissioned by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the Sixth EU Framework Programme, the UN, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the International Centre for Democratic Transition, and OTKA, the Hungarian National Scientific Research Grant. In 2007 and again in 2011 he was awarded the Bolyai János Research Fellowship by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

He is a member of several international research networks. He was invited speaker and expert at the UN’s Forum on Minority Issues and trainer at the International Law Enforcement Academy. He often served as expert for courts in the UK. He is a member of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and regularly works with human rights NGO’s.

 Andras L. Pap is a member of several editorial boards, and has given over 160 presentations at international academic conferences. He has taught over 80 different courses.


His most recent work, an interdisciplinary project—on comparative constitutional law, human rights and sociology—scrutinizes the theoretical and practical difficulties that concern the legal and political definition-making for ethnic categories and identification.

Selected recent publications

Pap, A. (2020). Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Identity, Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality by Law: An Introduction. Nationalities Papers, 1-8. doi:10.1017/nps.2020.51, Volume 49 Issue 3

Pap, A. (2020). Neglect, Marginalization, and Abuse: Hate Crime Legislation and Practice in the Labyrinth of Identity Politics, Minority Protection, and Penal Populism. Nationalities Papers, 1-19. doi:10.1017/nps.2020.21, Volume 49 Issue 3

Pap, A. (2018). Democratic Decline in Hungary, Routledge, 2018.