Petra Gyongyi

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Private Law
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Background and research

Petra Gyöngyi is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Judges under Stress project at the Department of Private Law. Her ongoing research focuses on the historical legacies of current rule-of-law and judicial independence challenges in Hungary and Romania.

Her PhD research, conducted at the University of Rotterdam, examined the implementation of EU and Council of Europe rule-of-law values for judicial organization in Hungary and Romania. She was a guest researcher at PluriCourts, University of Oslo and at the Research Institute on Judicial Systems in Bologna.

Before joining the Judges under Stress team, she was a lecturer at Maastricht University. Within the European Law School, she taught courses on Comparative Government, Comparative Administrative Law, Introduction to Law, Legal Research and Reasoning, and Comparative Legal Research Skills. She lectured on Socio-Legal Research Methods.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca and an LL.M. in Human Rights Law from the Central European University, Budapest. After her studies, she was a trainee at the European Court of Human Rights.







  • Gyongyi, Petra (2020). Hungary - Protecting the Liberal Constitution, In Sascha Hardt; Aalt Willem Heringa & Hoai-Thu Nguyen (ed.),  Populism and Democracy.  Eleven International Publishing.  ISBN 9789054546696.  Chapter.  s 213 - 238
  • Gyongyi, Petra (2020). Research and Human Rights in Hungary: Academic Freedom in Times of Uncertainty, In Jakob Lothe (ed.),  Research and Human Rights.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 9788283900446.  Chapter.  s 79 - 95
  • Gyongyi, Petra (2020). The Obligation of Judges to Uphold Rules of Positive Law and Possibly Conflicting Ethical Values in Context: The Case of Criminalization of Homelessness in Hungary. Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy.  ISSN 2213-0721.
Published Aug. 26, 2019 9:43 AM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2019 10:24 AM