Károly Bárd is professor emeritus at CEU Legal Studies Department. He started his career at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Between 1990 and 1997 he served as vice-minister and later as deputy state secretary in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Hungary. He worked as Research Director at the Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute of the Open Society Institute (Budapest) for more than 3 years. Upon the request of international organizations - such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank, etc.