DR. ÁKOS KOZMA

PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 


PERSONAL DATA

Date and place of birth: 16 May 1972, Budapest

Marital status:  married with four children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

July 1997           Bar Exam

1993 – 1994       ELTE Faculty of Law – Political Science programme

1990 – 1995       ELTE Faculty of Law – Lawyer programme, degree earned in 1995

Spring 1994       Tempus Scholarship for research in the field of Roman law (TEMPUS JEP 3114/92)

                           research topic: Praescriptio longi et longissimi temporis

                           West. Wilhelms Univers. Institut für Röm. Recht, Münster, Germany

March 1994       Language-learning scholarship – Oxford, Radley College, UK

1990, 1991         Junior in-house legal counsel /Trainee lawyer – Herm Sprenger Rt., Germany

1986 – 1990       József Attila Grammar School, Budapest

1978 – 1986       primary school, Budapest

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

From 26 Sept. 2019 onwards  Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

(Parl. Decree No. 22/2019 (VII.2.))

July 2010 – Sept. 2019             Vice-President, Independent Police Complaints’ Board

(Parl. Decree No. 63/2010 (VII.27.) and Parl. Decree No. 10/2016 (VI.8.))

1995 – 2013                               University instructor (assistant lecturer from 1995, senior lecturer from 1998)

  • Faculty of Law of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Department of Constitutional Law
    courses taught: European Union Legislation, Constitutional Law, Study of Legislation
  • Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University (1999)
    course taught: Constitutional Law
  • Police Officers’ College (1998–2002)
    course taught: The History, Institutional Architecture and Legal System of the European Union

July 2001 – July 2002               Head of the Public Service Control Office, Deputy Minister of State

Jan. 2001 – July 2001               Head of Office,  EU Integration Office of the Ministry of Interior

Feb. 2000 – Jan. 2001               Head of Department, Ministry of Finances

July 1998 – Feb. 2000               Head of Ministers’ Cabinet, Ministry of Justice

From 1997 onwards                  Attorney (currently not practicing)

1995 – 1997                                Junior associate

Summer 1994                            Traineeship at the Company Registry Court of the Budapest Municipal Court

1993 – 1994                               Participation in the work of the Students’ Scholarly Circle in the field of 
                                                   constitutional law at ELTE Faculty of Law

1992 – 1994                               Teaching assistant at the Department of Roman Law of ELTE Faculty of Law

 

PUBLICATIONS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

2000 – 2001         Professional advisor and lecturer of Phare’s Training Programme for Lawyers in Budapest

March 2000         “History of the European Union I-II” (lecture outlines for the Police Officers’ College and
                             Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

February 2000    “Legislation and Decision-making in the European Union”
                             (lecture outlines for the Police Officers’ College and Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

December 1999  “The Environmental Policy of the European Union and the Situation in Hungary”
                             (lecture outlines for the Police Officers’ College and Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

September 1999 “Constitutional Rights and Constraints Arising from Property Law”
                             (paper for the Civil Law Codification Committee of the Ministry of Justice)

August 1999       “The Three-Pillar Structure of the European Union. The Importance of Cooperation in Internal
                             Affairs and Justice”
                             (lecture outlines for the Police Officers’ College and Pázmány Péter Catholic University)

November 1996  Research scholarship – Heidelberg, Germany
                             (comparative constitutional law, EU law)

1994                     Thesis paper: “The Situation of Fundamental Rights’ Jurisdiction in Hungary”

June 1993           Academic research summary:  “The Legal Institution of Praescriptio Longi and Longissimi
                            Temporis in Roman Law”

1992 – 1994         Academic book reviews published by the Department of Roman Law of ELTE Faculty of
                             Roman Law (e.g. Sanctus Stephanus et Europa)

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • English
  • German: State Language Exam Certificate

 

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  • computer literacy: Word for Windows, Excel, etc.
  • driving licence: category “B”, certificate of professional competence “PÁV” I-IV

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES HELD

 

2001 – 2002                 Instructor and examiner of the Public Administration Professional Examination Board

1999 – 2002                 Member of the Bar Examination Board of the Ministry of Justice

1999 – 2004                 Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the Association of Hungarian Lawyers

From 1997 onwards    Member of the Budapest Chamber of Lawyers

 

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