10 years on from when the Istanbul convention first opened for signatures significant steps forwards have been made in terms of cooperation and sharing of best practices. 34 out of the 47 Council of Europe member states have acceded to the Istanbul Convention. Hungary signed the Convention in March 2014 but is yet to ratify the Convention. There remain several challenges which were highlighted by the COVID-19 lockdowns where several women were affectively imprisoned with their abusers.

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Dr Samantha Joy Cheesman, senior lecturer at the Institute of Comparative Law and Legal theory had the pleasure of taking part in an online seminar held by the Academy of European Law (ERA).

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Szeged is now inviting international applicants to apply for its BachelorsMasters and Doctoral Programmes.

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Professor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo's College of Law retired in 2020. To commemorate his decades-long dedication to legal education, the Toledo College of Law organized a full day long conference. Several faculty members of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences were also generously invited to talk at the event.

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Choosing a university where you gain the theoretical and the practical knowledge of your future profession is one of the most important decision of your life.

Our mission is to provide the highest educational standards to our students.


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On behalf of the organizers, I am happy to announce that the Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory (University of Szeged, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences) will host the 5th annual Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Szeged (WIPS) on May 4-5, 2020 in Szeged (Hungary).

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