What in the world is happening in Hungary? A look at the continued rise of an authoritarian democracy.


Monday, April 30, 2018, 1:15pm to 3:00pm


B-L-1-Weil Town Hall

A discussion with Miklós Lévay and András Kádár. Moderated by Carr Center's Douglas A. Johnson.

andrasAndras Kadar is an attorney at law and Co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), a human rights NGO focusing on – among others – access to justice, defence rights and torture prevention. He  is currently an HKS Mason Fellow.

Besides providing representation before domestic and international forums, including the European Court of Human Rights, he has been participating for the HHC’s various projects in these areas, including regular detention monitoring.

Between 2008 and 2014 he was a member of the Independent Police Complaints Board, a civilian oversight body elected by and operating under the Hungarian Parliament.


mikosMiklós Lévay is Chair and  Professor of Criminology and Criminal Law at the Department of  Criminology Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary.

Professor Lévay has been the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the UN European Crime Prevention Institute (HEUNI). Professor Lévay served as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Hungary between 2007-2016.  Professor Lévay has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Boston, MA from February 2018 up to July 2018.