András Sajó

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Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and Professor of Constitutional Law at the Central European University (Budapest).

András Sajó is well known for his substantial contribution as a professor of Constitutional Law and, as such, he has taken part in the drafting of the post-communist constitutions of several Eastern European countries as well as those of Ukraine, Georgia and South Africa. In his homeland, Hungary, he has occupied several high-level positions working on the country’s constitutional development. Since 2008 he has been a judge of the European Court of Human Rights and, in this capacity, he has dealt with a number of cases concerning the presence of religious symbols in public space. Moreover, he has worked in his own country and at the international level for the abolition of the death penalty. He has worked as a consultant for both the United Nations and the World Bank and is Global Visiting Professor at New York University.

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