Year of Defense: 2008
Stream: S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law
Petra Bárd (LEGS IBL alumna of the generation 2000/2001, and LEGS CCL S.J.D. alumna of the generation 2003) is senior researcher and head of the Criminal Law Division at the National Institute of Criminology exploring the constitutional and human rights dimensions of European Union criminal justice. She is active in the Hungarian civil society supporting and operating networks adhering to, conceptualizing and shaping European values: she used to be the vice-chairperson of the Hungarian Europe Society for almost a decade, and is founding member and vice-chairperson of Alpbach Hungary.
Petra did not lose her ties with the academia, nor with CEU after having completed her studies. She is external member of CEU's Ethical Research Committee and recurring visiting lecturer at the Central European University teaching various subjects, like EU constitutional law, EU Criminal Justice, EU Fundamental Rights and Forensic Sciences. She also teaches at ELTE School of Law in the Criminology MA Program, and at the Ecole supérieure des sciences commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA ). She is invited to offering courses as guest lecturer by various universities across Europe from Belgrade to Vienna.
In the past decade she used to work on a project basis for the EU Network of Experts of Fundamental Rights co-authoring the annual Hungarian human rights reports on the basis of the Charter of Fundamental Rights; she participated in the EU funded research projects GeneBanC and Tiss.EU exploring the regulatory framework of biobanks as researcher at CEU Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB ) co-authoring the biobank-related issues of the CELAB Paper Series and more recently joined the network of experts coordinated by the Justice and Home Affairs Section of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS ) contributing among others to the deliberations during the codification of the recently adopted victims' rights directive .
Petra is happily married and is the proud mother of her 2-year-old son, Patrik.