Eszter Polgári is an assistant professor at the Department of Legal Studies of the Central European University. Her primary research interest lies in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, in particular the methods and doctrines of interpretation and their use in the case-law concerning bodily integrity, personal autonomy and private life. She has extensively collaborated in research projects exploring the domestic implementation of human rights, and – more recently – the impact of European human rights jurisprudence on constitutional rights protection and the case-law of the Constitutional Court.
In addition to her faculty position, she is a pro-bono legal expert contributing regularly to the work Háttér Society – a non-governmental organization founded for the advancement of LGBTQI rights in Hungary – on strategic litigation, advocacy and human rights monitoring.
She received her PhD from the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (Budapest). She holds an LL.M in Human Rights from the Central European University and an MA in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Center.