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Dr. Gergely Bárándy

He was born in Budapest on 28 November 1976.

He has got a daughter: Aliz Zsuzsanna.

He earned his degree in law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2000. During his years as a student of the very same university he had been a demonstrator of the Department of Criminal Law. After graduating he became an intern, then from 2001 an assistant lecturer, from 2006 an assistant professor, and between 2009 and 2014 a deputy instructor at the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law and Enforcement of The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He attained his scientific degree (PhD) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pécs in 2009. In 2015 he habilitated at the same place, acquiring his doctoral (Dr. habil.) degree.

He was a clerk of Bárándy and Associates Law Firm between 2000 and 2003, and an attorney afterwards. He ceased his activities as a lawyer in 2013. From 2018 he is an active lawyer again at Bárándy and Szabó M. Law Firm.

Besides the memberships and duties that he held by other society organizations, he had been the secretary of the Hungarian Society of Criminology from 2001 to 2004, and a member of its supervising board from 2004 to 2010. Between 2000 and 2002 he held the position of the criminal law expert of the Parliament’s Commissioner for the Committee of Human Rights, Minorities and Religious Affairs.
Between 2004 and 2009 he had been a member of the Committee of Ethics and Reconciliation within the Hungarian Socialist Party. He held the chairman’s position by the Legal and Administrative Division from 2004 to 2008, and a membership at the Board from 2009 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018 he was the chairman of the Committee of Ethics and Reconciliation; he had also been a member of the Youth Policy Cabinet for the Board and the Education and Training Cabinet between 2005 and 2007, and that of the Public Law Working Group supporting MSZP’s election preparations between 2005 and 2006.

He gained a mandate on the territorial list of Budapest at the parliamentary elections of 2006, and on the national list in the years of 2010 and 2014. From 2013 to 2014 he was the faction leader of the Cabinet of Public Law by the Socialist Party. He was the member of the Socialist Party Faction’s Presidium responsible for legal and judicial issues from 2014 to 2018. From 2006 to 2014 he was a member of the Constitutional, Justice and Standing Orders Committee, and from 2010 on he also held the position of chairman of the organization’s Monitoring Sub-Committee. Between 2006 and 2010 he was a member of the National Judicial Council, and from 2010 till the termination of the Committee the vice-chairman of the Constitution Preparatory Select Committee and the leader of the committee’s Judicial, Constitutional and Legal Protection workgroup. From 2014 to 2018 he was the vice chairman of the Committee of Legislation, a member of the Judicial Committee and the chairman of the Judicial Committee’s Monitoring Sub-Committee.

He is the author of a great number of studies of penal and constitutional law that are in connection with his field of work. His monographs, published in 2009 and 2014, are entitled “Hate Speech in Hungary” and “Centralized Hungary - Ravaged Legal Protection”. Besides the above, three of his significant publications (books) are connected to his own hobby: Venice.

He holds a B2 level language exam in English, a B2 level written and a C1 level oral language exam in German.