Renáta Uitz


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Renáta Uitz started teaching at CEU in 2001 and became a professor of law in 2009. She was appointed chair (director) of the Comparative Constitutional Law program in 2007 and served twice as head of the Department of Legal Studies (2012-15 and 2018-20).  

Her major research interests lie in transition to and from constitutional democracy, the protection of individual autonomy and religious liberty. Her current work focuses on constitutions at work and the rule of law in the wake of illiberal political practices and constitutional chicanery. 

She has taught courses, both at CEU and internationally, covering subjects in comparative constitutional law and human rights in practice. 

Her recent books include The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism (OUP, 2017) and the co-edited volume Critical Essays on Human Rights Criticism (Eleven, 2020).

In AY 2020-21 she is on research leave, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at University College, London.  




SJD, CCL Program, Legal Studies Department, CEU Budapest
LLM, CCL Program, Legal Studies Department, CEU Budapest
Doctor iuris, Eotvos Lorant University, Budapest

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