Ádány Tamás

Ádány Tamás, Ph.D.

Short bio

- Law Degree (doctor iuris), 2000, PPCU, Budapest
- Master in Economics, Poltics and Institutions of the European and Global System
- PhD (Accountability for atrocities) 2011

Current and previous research interests:

Impact mechanisms of public international law, international criminal law,
human rights

Consulting hours

Office hours: Wednesday 11.00-12.00, or by prior e-mail appointment

Tamas Adany is an associate professor of international law. He is a PPCU Law School graduate, who obtained his first law degree (cum laude) in 2000 and a PhD (2011, summa cum laude) on the accountability for atrocities, examining international criminal jurisdictions from an international law perspective. He also holds a master's degree on "economics, politics and institutions of the European and the global system" from Alta Scuola Economia e Relazioni Internazionali in Milan, Italy.


He started working with international law as an intern for the Danube Commissioner's Office of the Hungarian Government, where he was responsible for the preparation of certain summaries of the travaux préparatoires of the original Gabcikovo-Nagymaros treaty, and the full translation of the verbatim records of the ICJ proceedings, and also some of the materials used during the bilateral diplomatic negotiations on the implementation of the judgement. Under the supervision of the Senior Legal Adviser, he also drafted some analyses on certain international legal issues raised at these talks. As a graduated lawyer he was working for a short period for the Ministry of Justice, where he conducted research on the international legal regulation of equal treatment and human rights as part of the ongoing codification work at that time. For many years he has been running a small consulting business on international and some European law related issues and offered translation services.


He has continuously focused on his academic and teaching career, where he researched mainly international law aspects of international criminal tribunals. He has been responsible for courses on general public international law, international criminal law, human rights and diplomacy. He regularly supervises several master's thesis in international law and PhD research works. Since March 2015 he acts as the Head of Department for International Law.

Currently supervised PhD researches:

Nabil Laila: Head of State Accountability in the Arab World

Andrea Klemencsics: Article 4 Violations of the ECHR

Nora Ronyai: Cyber-bullying and Human Rights

Anita Nagy-Nadasdi: The Status of Migrant Children


Selected publications in English:


International Law at the European Court of Justice: A Self-Contained Regime or an Escher Triangle

In: Marcel Szabó, Petra Lea Láncos, Réka Varga (eds.)
Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law, 2013. 533 p.
The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2014. p. 1.
(ISBN:978 94 6236 070 9)

Cases and Materials on Absolute Human Rights in Europe

Self published, CreateSpace, 2014. 224 p.

The Possible Role of National Courts in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring

In: Carlo Panara, Gary Wilson (eds.)
The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013. pp. 203-224.

Trigger Mechanisms and Evidence in the Pre-Trial Phase of the ICC

In: Dagmar Lantajová (ed.)
Aktuálne otázky medzinárodného trestného práva v kontexte európskych a vnútroštatnych noriem. Trnava: Trnavská univerzita, 2012. pp. 187-200.

Collective Rights as Reflected by the Jurisprudence of the ICTY

Miskolc Journal of International Law 5:(2) p. 1. (2008)


This is a list of selected presentations from the past years, excluding normal curricular or popular lectures. I wish to thank the organisers of all these events (and of the ones not listed here) their efforts and the hospitality I received.

  • How Positive is Complementarity? Human Rights Considerations for International Criminal Tribunal (co-authored with Nobuo Hayashi, Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals, Pluricourts, Oslo, 2016)
  • Diplomatic Intervention and Immunities - A Case Study on US-Hungarian Relations in 2015 (University of Edinburgh, 2016)
  • What is and What Should Never Be - The Law of Diplomatic Asylum (co-authored with Prof. Peter Kovacs, University of Edinburgh, 2015)
  • Complementarity in action (The 10 years of the Rome Statute, 2012, Budapest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Hungarian)
  • The Possible Role of Domestic Courts In the Aftermath of the Arab Spring (2011, Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Certain International Legal Aspects of the Situation in Lybia (EU RELEX meeting, Budapest, 2011)
  • Bottlenecks in Exercising Jurisdiction at the ICC, 2010 (University of Nijmegen, Erasmus course)
  • State Co-operation with International Criminal Tribunals; (Hungarian Judicial Academy Budapest, 2009)
  • International Criminal Tribunals for Accountability (2009, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest, in Hungarian)
  • Sanctions of International Humanitarian Law (2009, Annual Conference of Military Lawyers, in Hungarian)
  • Genuine Prosecution of Individuals, and its Possible Impacts on State Responsibility; (Lauterpacht Institute of International Law - PPKE JÁK, Budapest, 2009)
  • Personal Responsibility for Violations of International Humanitarian Law, (Friedrich Born IHL Memorial Competition, Warsaw 2007)
  • Individual Criminal Liability for the Crimes Committed in the 1956 Revolution, (University of Miskolc, 2007)