Renáta Uitz

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Head of Department
Chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law Program
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Nador u. 11
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+36 1 327 3201
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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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Renáta Uitz is professor of comparative constitutional law, chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law program and co-director (with Károly Bárd) of the clinical specialization at CEU Legal Studies. She obtained her Doctor iuris degree (with summa cum laude) at Eotvos Lorant University, Faculty of Law in 1996 and received an LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law at CEU Legal studies in the following year. Her S.J.D. (summa cum laude) in comparative constitutional law earned in 2001 is also from CEU Legal Studies. She started teaching at CEU in 2001, and became chair of the Comparative Constitutional Law program in 2007. Her teaching covers subjects in comparative constitutional law in Europe and North America, transitional justice and human rights protection with special emphasis on the enforcement of constitutional rights and on issues of bodily privacy and sexuality. Theories and practices of good governance in and after democratic transition, and the role of courts in constructing the constitutional subject are at the center of her research interests. "Constitutions, Courts and History" (2004) was her first book, while her most recent is "Freedom of Religion in European Constitutional and International Case Law" (2007). In addition she is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters which appeared mainly in English, Hungarian and Russian. She regularly speaks at international conferences on comparative constitutional subjects.

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Comparative Constitutional Law

Courses taught by Renáta Uitz

Separation of Powers 2013/2014
Identity, Gender and Human Rights 2013/2014
Separation of Powers: The Political Branches 2012/2013
Constitutions and Constitution-making in Europe
2012/2013
2013/2014
Human Rights and Documentary Cinema
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Human Rights and Documentary Cinema (cont.) 2011/2012
Civil Rights and Liberties in the US
2010/2011
2011/2012
Courts Enforcing Rights 2010/2011
The Individual vs. the State Conference
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Identity, Gender and Human Rights
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Introduction to US Constitutional Law
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
Brief Introduction to US Constitutional Law 2009/2010
Privacy - The Body
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
Separation of Powers: The Political Branches
2009/2010
2010/2011
Privacy - The Body
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
Elements of US Constitutional Law 2009/2010
Elements of Comparative Constitutional Law
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
Constitutional Rights in a Comparative Perspective
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014

Publications

Book
Constitutional Topography: Values and Constitutions, Edited by A. Sajó and R. Uitz. Utrecht, the Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, 2010.
Uitz, R.. Europeans and Their Rights. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2007.
Book Chapter
Bárd, K.. "Victim's Rights and Due Process." In Freedom and Its enemies, edited by R. Uitz, 189-205. Hague: Eleven international publishing, 2015.
Uitz, R.. "Hungary." In Populist politics and liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by G. Meseznikov, O. Gyárfásová and D. Smilov, 39-69. Bratislava: Institute for Public Affairs, 2008.
Uitz, R.. "Communist secret services on the screen : The Duna-gate scandal in and beyond Hungarian media." In Past for the eyes : East European representations of communism in cinema and museums after 1989, edited by O. Sarkisova and P. Apor, 57-79. Budapest: CEU Press, 2008.
Uitz, R.. "Instead of success : hope for truth – at best." In Crimes committed by totalitarian regimes, edited by Peter Jambrek. Ljubljana: Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 2008.
Uitz, R.. "Constitutional democracy trapped between freedom of expression and freedom of religion : a preface." In Censorial sensitivities : free speech and religion in a fundamentalist world, edited by A. Sajó, 1-20. Vol. 4. Issues in constitutional law 4. Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing, 2007.
Uitz, R., and A. Sajó. "Constitutional values in Hungarian constitutional jurisprudence." In Common legal space of Europe and practice of constitutional justice. Moscow: Institute of Law and Public Policy, 2006. Abstract
Uitz, R., and A. Sajó. "A case for enforceable constitutional rights? : Welfare rights in Hungarian constitutional jurisprudence." In Justiciability of economic and social rights : experiences from domestic systems, edited by F. Coomans, 97-128. Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2006.
Uitz, R.. "Grand promises in the face of high expectations : welfare rights in Hungarian constitutional jurisprudence." In Re-thinking socio-economic rights in an insecure world, 49-80. Budapest: CEU Center for Human Rights, 2006.
Uitz, R.. "Lessons on limited government, constitutionalism and the rule of law : post-communist democracies trapped between constitutional courts and supreme courts." In Democracy and the Judiciary, edited by O. Ergül, 229-266. Vol. 105. Union of Turkish Bar Associations publications 105. Ankara: Türkiye Barolar Birligi, 2006.
Uitz, R.. "EU law and the Hungarian Constitutional Court : lessons of the first post-accession encounter." In Après 'Enlargement' : legal and political responses in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by W. Sadurski, 41-63. Florence: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2006.
Uitz, R.. "Az alapjogok horizontális hatályának legújabb reneszánszához." In Alkotmányosság a magánjogban, 43-56. Budapest: Complex Kiadó, 2006.
Uitz, R.. "Yet another revival of horizontal effect of constitutional rights : why and why now? An introduction." In The constitution in private relations : expanding constitutionalism, edited by A. Sajó and R. Uitz, 1-20. Vol. 2. Issues in constitutional law 2. Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing, 2005.
Uitz, R.. "Constitutional courts and the past in democratic transition." In Rethinking the rule of law after communism, edited by A. Czarnota, M. Krygier and W. Sadurski., 235-262. Budapest: CEU Press, 2005.
Uitz, R.. "Svoboda slova vo vremia izbiratelnykh kampanii." In Politicheskie prava i svobodnye vybory : sbornik dokladov.. Moskva: Institut prava i publichnoi politiki, 2005.
Uitz, R.. "Die Abschaffung der Todesstrafe in Ungarn." In Zur Aktualität der Todesstrafe : interdisziplinäre und globale Perspektiven, edited by C. Boulanger, 375-405. Berlin: Verlag Arno Spitz, 2002.
Uitz, R.. "Egyéni jogsérelmek és az alkotmánybíróság." In A megtalált alkotmány? A magyar alapjogi bíráskodás első kilenc éve, edited by G. Halmai, 186-211. Budapest: INDOK, 2000.
Uitz, R.. "Instittutsionnaia zashchita konstitutstionnykh prav v Vengrii." In Konstitutsionnoe pravosudie v postkommunisticheskikh stranakh : sbornik dokladov, 223-249. Moskva: Institut prava i publichnoi politiki, 1999.
Journal Article
Uitz, R.. "Aiming for state neutrality in matters of religion : the Hungarian record." University of Detroit Mercy law review 83, no. 5 (2006): 761-787.
Uitz, R.. "Svoboda slova vo vremia izbiratelnykh kampanii." Sravnitelnoe Konstitutsionnoe Obozrenie 50, no. 1 (2005): 95-113.
Uitz, R.. "Hungary: mixed prospects for the constitutionalization of gay rights." International Journal of Constitutional Law 2, no. 4 (2004): 705-715.
Uitz, R.. "Constitution watch : Hungary." East European Constitutional Review 12, no. 1 (2003): 23-27.
Uitz, R.. "Ob otsutstvii opredelennosti v tolkovanii konstitutsii." Konstitutsionnoe pravo : vostochnoevropeiskoe obozrenie 38, no. 1 (2002).
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