Bándi Gyula

Bándi Gyula, D.Sc. professor

  • Department of Environmental Law and Competition Law

Address1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi u. 28.

Room Nr.339

Tel.+36-1-429-7200 / 289

E-mail címbandi.gyula@jak.ppke.hu

Areas of expertise

Environmental law, Administrative law

Short bio

Active in the field of environmental law research and education more then three decades. Established the post-graduate environmental law education in Hungary. Since the middel of the 1990s turns more and more towards the education and research of EU environmental law. Jean Monnet professor of EU environmental law, founder and Director of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Received Pázmány Péter High Education award for his activity.
More then 200 publications in Hungary and abroad (such as one of the late

Consulting hours

Thursday 13-14.30



Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

Surname(s) First name(s): Prof. dr. BÁNDI / Gyula


Office: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law, 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi u. 28., Hungary

Telephone(s): +36-1-4297-287

Mobile: +36-20-9390685

Fax(es): +36-1-4297-289

E-mail: bandi.gyula@jak.ppke.hu

Nationality: Hungarian

Date of birth: 14/07/1955

Gender: male


2006- Professor or law, head of unit,

Jean Monnet Professor of EU Environmental Law - Awarded by EU, 2006-1755/001-001 JMO JMO

Director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence – Awarded by EU, 176278-LLP-1-2010-1-HU-AJM-PO

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: Environmental law/EU environmental law

Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Faculty of Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University



2014: DSc - Doctorate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1998: Title of qualification awarded: Dr. habil, Eötvös Loránd University

1990: Title of qualification awarded: CSc Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1978: Lawyer (university degree in law), Eötvös Loránd University

Level in national or international classification


Organisational skills and competences

Several managerial, organisational positions:

Since 2010, Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence within Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of LawSince 2006, Head of the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Environmental Law within Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law2003-2007, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University2004 – to present, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Hungarian Lawyers Association2003-2005, Vice President of the Hungarian Society for Bioetics, President between 2005-20121998-to present, Head of Environmental Law Chair, Faculty of Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University1992- 2012, founder and president of Environmental Management and Law Association (professional environmental NGO)1991-92, Secretary General of the Hungarian Lawyers Association


Work experience, detailed

A. Employment (full time and part time):

09/1989 -08/2012, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Professor of public law

07/2003 -07/2007, "Pázmány Péter" Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Dean of the Faculty

09/1998 - "Pázmány Péter" Catholic University, Faculty of Law, professor of law, Head of Chair

02/1996 - 08/2010: Technical University Budapest, part-time professor of law

07/1995 - Budapest Bar Association, attorney-at-law (part time)

07/1992 - 02/1998 Conference of European Rectors, COPERNICUS Environmental Law Program, Scientific director

12/1992 - 08/2012 Environmental Management and Law Association, president (part time)

04/1990 – 08/2012 University „Eötvös Loránd", Faculty of Law, Professor of law (part time)

01/1983 - 07/1992 Hungarian Lawyers Assocation, till 1990 secretary, between 1990-1992 Secretary General

05/1978 - 12/1982: Agricultural University, scientific research fellow


Membership of professional bodies:

-          National Environmental Council (advisory council to the Government), member on behalf of the academic field, since 2011

-          Presidential Committee of Environmental Sciences, Hungarian Academy Sciences, member 1994 - 2000,

-          Committee of Public Administration, Hungarian Academy Sciences member since 1992

-          Committee of Legal Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2011-

-          Environmental Management and Law Association, president since 1992

-          International Council of Environmental Law, member since 1991

-          IUCN Commission of Environmental Law, member since 1991

-          UNEP Hungarian National Committee, president, since 2000

-          Member of the informal working group of European environmental lawyers, 'Avosetta', since 2000

-          Member of the editorial board of 'European Law'review (Hungary), since 2001

-          President of the editorial board of 'Environmental Protection (Környezetvédelem)' review, 2002-2006

-          President of the Environmental Law Committee of the Hungarian Lawyers Association, 2003 - 2007

-          President of Scientific Committee of the Hungarian Lawyers Association, since 2004

-          Hungarian Society of Bioetics, vice-president since 2003, president 2005-2012

-          Counseil du Droit Européen de l'Environnement, member  since 2006

Professional awards:

'Pázmány Péter' Higher Education Award, 2005'Szalay László' Award of the Hungarian Lawyers Association, 2005'Pázmány Péter' Medal of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law, 2007'Pázmány Péter' Plaquette of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2010, Iustitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award (2013)

English language publications:

Study on the Implementation of Article 9.3 and 9.4 of the Aarhus Convention in 17 of the Member States of the European Unions – Hungary, p. 1-14, 2012, http://ec.europa.eu/environment/aarhus/access_studies.htmBándi, Gyula: Environmental aspects of the new Hungarian Constitution, Environmental Liability (ISSN 0966 2030) Vol. 19, Issues 5 December 2011, CS 75-78Gyula Bándi: The ECJ Jurisprudence, the Role of Explanatory Provisions in: The Impact of the ECJ Jurisprudence on the Development of European Environmental Law (ed. by Gyula Bándi), Budapest 2009, Szent István Társulat, p. 166Gyula Bándi – Orsolya Csapó – Luca Kovács-Végh – Bence Stágel – Szilvia Szilágyi (ed. by Gyula Bándi): The Environmental Jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, Budapest, 2008, Szent István Társulat, p. 279Gyula Bándi: International Environmental Law and Hungary, Iustum Aequum, Salutare, peroidical of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2009. No. 1. p. 27-33Gyula Bándi: Application of International Environmental Law, Environmental Policy and Law: The journal for decision-makers, June 2009, Volume 39, No. 3 p. 177-179Gyula BÁNDI: Richness of Traditions – Environmental Traditions, Annales Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis de Rolando Eötvös Nominate Sectio Iuridica, TOMUS XILX., Budapest, 2008, p. 137-160.Gyula Bándi: Traditions and environmental law, Acta Pericemonologica rerum ambientim Debrecina, Tomus 3, Debrecen 2008Gyula Bándi: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Cases of the ECJ and European Court of Human Rights in Rada Európy a Ochrana Zivotného Prostredia, Zbornik príspevkov z medzinárodnej vedeckej konferencie konanej 11. septembra 2008, Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis, 2008, Trnava 2008, ISBN 978-80-8082-243-9, CD publication, p. 9-19.BÁNDI Gyula: Development of Hungarian Environmental Law, , in 'The transformation of the Hungarian Legal System, 1985/1990-2005, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ed. by: András Jávor and Péter Takács, 2007Global Jean Monnet Conference „The European Union and World Sustainable Development" 2007 november 5-6. Brussels, paper presented: "Sustainable development and the right to environment", p. 7, (http://ec.europa.eu/education/confjm07_en.html - see Contributions)EC Environmental Law and Future Accession States, in 'Reflections on 30 Years of EU Environmental Law – A High Level of Protection, ed. by Prof. Richard Macrory, Europa Law Publishing Groningen, 2006, p. 515-527Environmental Principles – Experiences of Transition Countries in 'Principles of European Environmental Law' ed. by Prof. Richard Macrory, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen 2004, pp. 215-222Liability and Sanctions, Criminal Liability in Hungary in Environmental Crime in Europe ed. by. Francoise Comte and Prof. Ludwig Krämer, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen, 2004, pp. 129-142Right to Environment in 'Placet Experiri', Liber Amicum on the 75th birthday of Prof. Gábor Bánrévy Gábor, ed. by Katalin Raffai, Bp. 2004, pp. 24-32.Assessing Environmental Law Drafting Need in South Eastern Europe, REReP 1.3. Phase One Report, drafted by: Gyula Bándi and Csaba Kiss, ed. by: Tsvetelina Borissova, The Regional Environmental Center, 2003. p. 105.Enlargement and its Consequences for EU Environmental Law in 'The European Convention and the Future of European Environmental Law', ed. by Prof. Jan H.Jans, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen 2003Enlargement and its Consequences for EU Environmental Law in „Approximation: the never rending story", Conference Proceedings, 30-31 October 2002, Prague, Institute for Environmental Policy, Prague, 2003Liabity for environmental damage in „Approximation: the never rending story", Conference Proceedings, 30-31 October 2002, Prague, Institute for Environmental Policy, Prague, 2003Understanding EU Legal Requirements in the Field of Evironmental Law in Perspectives of the Legal Approximation Process in Central and Eastern Europe, ed. by. Lajos Ficzere, Alfred E. Kellermann and András Nikodém, Publication of the Joint International Conference by the Academy of European Law and Instván Bibó Collefe of Law, Budapest, 10-15 July, 2000, Budapest 2001, pp. 104-112Integrated water policy as a part of the EU enlargement process – the case of Hungary in: Integrierte Gewässerpolitik in Europa, szerk: Thomas Bruha, Hnas-Joachim Koch, Forum Umweltrect, Nomos Verlagsgessellschaft, Baden-Baden, 2001, pp. 297-316European Environmental Law, Koblenz-Landau Universität – university paper for environmental management distance education, first publication 1996, second revised publication 2000, third revised publication 2002, approx. 700 p.Deregulation as an Environmental Policy Instrument in Hungary in: Deregulation in the European Union, Environmental Perspectives, ed. by Ute Collier, Routledge, London and New York, 1998, pp 75-92The New Hungarian Environmental Legislation  Environmental Liability Review, Sweet and Maxwell, Vol. 4. Issue 4, 1996, pp 75-78Legal Adaptation to Environmental Policy and Law In the CEE Countries in: Enlargement to the East - Proceedings from European Thresholds - ARENA Confernce Series, Dec 1-2, 1995, ARENA Report No 1/96, pp 43-52(13.) Financial Instruments in Environmental Protection, (22.) Environmental Law Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: the Case of Hungary in: European Environmental Law - A Comparative Perspective szerk: Gerd Winter, Dartmouth London, 1996., pp 201-218, 391-422Act on the General Regulations of Environmental Protection in Hungary in: A World Survey of Environmental Law (Rapporto mondiale sul diritto dell'ambiente) ed. by Stefano Nespor, Giuffre Editore, Milano 1996, pp 443-454Some Methodological Aspects of Designing Regulations and Setting Priorities in Economics Under Transition, in: Third International Conference on Environmental Enforcement Conference Proceedings, Volume I, April 25-28, 1994 Oaxaca, Mexico, pp. 115-130Competence and Harmonization Problems in Hungary, Connecticut Journal of International Law, 1994/3., pp 607-631The Right to Environmental in Theory and Practice: The Hungarian Experience Connecticut Journal of International Law, 1993/2., pp 439-465

July, 2014

International conferences - presentations

-         Environmental Advisory Council of the President of the EBRD, First Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, Budapest 13-14, April, 1992

előadás: a régió környezetjogi fejlődésének összegzése

-         1993, Third International Conference on Environmental Enforcement Conference Proceedings, Volume I, April 25-28, 1994 Oaxaca, Mexico, előadás: Some Methodological Aspects of Designing Regulations and Setting Priorities in Economics Under Transition

-         1994. szeptember 15-16: Steirisches Juristenforum, „Umweltrecth unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Umwelthaftungsrechts", Schloss Retzhof bei Leibniz (Graz)

előadás: Environmental liability in Hungary

-         1995, European Council on Managing the Environment, The Conference Board Europe, Budapest, 1995. april 26-27, előadás: Hungarian Environmental Law

-         1995 Oslo, ARENA conference on European harmonisation issues

Előadás: magyar jogharmonizáció

-         1996, international seminar on „EU Directives and Environmental Law" of the Tempus-Phare Structural JEP, 13-14 May, Prague, előadás: „Curriculum Development in Environmental Law"

-         April 1996   Fourth International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Chiang Mai, Thailand,

előadás: self-regulatory and financial instruments

-         1996, International Environmental Conference on Codifying Rio Principles in National Legislation, The Peace Palace in The Hague, 1996. május 22-24, VROM, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

-         1996, AMBIFORUM, Seminar "Instruments for sustainable environmental policy Lisbon, 1996. június 17-19, Előadások: Self-regulation of potential polluters  + Economic and financial instruments in environmental protection

-         1996 Firenze, European University Institute. Working Group on Environmental Studies, Florence, worshkop: Deregulation and the Environment 1996. május 9-11., előadás: Deregulation as an environmental policy instrument in Hungary

-         1996, ELTE EU Dokumentációs és Kutatási Központ, ECSA Hungary, Collegium Budapest konferencia: Az EU integrációs folyamat jelenlegi helyzete – Az Unió kibővítése és intézményi reformok, Budapest, 1996. november 6-10., Előadás: Beyond the internal market – EU policies in envionment

-         1997, „Governance and European Integration", Rotterdam 29-30 May, előadás: Approximation of Environmental Legislation and Policy:

-         1997, GLOBE Conference on „Environmental Approximation in Central and Eastern Europe", The Hague, June 5-6, 1997, előadás: „Changing environmental laws in CEE: What is to be done ?"

-         1997, Environment and the Accession of Central European and Baltic States to the EU" to be held at the Wageningen Agricultural University, June 5, 1997., előadás: „Approximation of Environmental Legislation and Policy: a one-way road".

-         1997, Európai Parlamentek Környezetvédelmi Bizottságainak Környezet-és Ipari Biztonsági Konferenciák Budapest, 1997. október 2-4., előadás: Az ipari balesetek elleni védelem és az EU jogharmonizáció

-         1998, Europe between Integration and Exclusion. The Europeanization of Politics and Policies as Change and Challange, AUPSA Conference, 1998, juni 5-7, Wien, Előadás: Eastward Enlargement: Implication fot the Environmental Policy of the EU and the New Member States

-         1998, International Conference on the Implications of the Enlargement of the European Union on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of István Bibó College of Law, előadás:

-         1998, Magyar Kémikusok Egyesület, ETECI'98: Az EU csatlakozás környezetvédelmi feladatai, nemzetközi konferencia, 1998. május 4-6 Budapest, előadás: Az integrráció egyes jogalkotási feladatai

-         1998, Magyar Bioetikai Társaság 8. nemzetközi konferenciája, 1998. június 22-24, Bioetika múltja, jelene és jövője, előadás: Etika és környezeti jog

-         1998, The role of universities for sustainable development - International COPERNICUS Conference (Európai Egyetemi Szövetség), 1998. szeptember 10-11. Utrecht, előadás a COPERNICUS Környezetvédelmi Jogi Nyári Egyetemekről

-         1999, Nemzetközi Ügyvédi Kamara (International Bar Association) konferenciája: "Az EU Keletre tart", 1999. május Prága – előadás hazai témában

-         1999, IBA 8th Annual Seminar: Waste Regulation in Eastern and Western Europe, Budapest, 1999, május 6-8, előadás: The Development of European Waste Regulation and its Impact on Central and Eastern European Countries

-         2000, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Universität Hamburg, Colloquy on European water legislation, 26/27., előadás: Water legislation in Hungary

-         2001, január 13-14, Bréma, Európai Környezetjogi Intézet: Európai Környezetvédelmi Jogi Fórum (Avosetta lett később) alakuló ülése. Két előadás: a környezethez való jog állapota hazánkban, illetve a legutóbbi évek környezetvédelmi jogi fejlődése

-         2001, Magyar Bioetikai Társaság XII. nemzetközi konferencia: Magatartás-Környezet-Mentálhiginéne – A családért, 2001. szeptember 17-18, Budapest, előadás: Mit tehet az egyén, a család a környezetjogban

-         2002, Környezetvédelem az EU csatlakozás tükrében, III. Nemzetközi Környezetvédelmi Konferencia és Társadalmi Fórum Dunaújváros, 2002. június 7., előadás:  A környezetvédelmi jogközelítés nehézségei és a közigazgatási szerepek

-         2003, Brüsszel, Environmental Crime in Europe, Rules of Sanctions, 27 november 2003 előadás: Environmental crime legislation in Hungary

-         2004, 30 Years of EC Environmental Law, Symposion in honour of Ludwig Krämer, convened by Avosetta Group, Bremen, September 24 and 25, 2004, előadás: EC environmental law and future accession states

-         2004,  NATO Catastrophy Defence Conference, Gödöllö, 2004. április 4-7, Szent István Egyetem, US Embassy, Nato Office, etc., előadás: Industrial hazards – environmental protection

-         2005, CELS Lunchtime Seminar, 2005. november 30. Cambridge University, Előadás: "Implementation of EU Environmental Law in Hungary"

-         2007, III. Kárpát-medencei Környezettudományi Konferencia, 2007. március 29 - 30. Kolozsvár, Előadás: Hulladék, mint környezetszennyező és szabályozása az Európai Unióban

-         2007, Funchal (Madeira), 17 Septembre, CONFERÊNCIA: Património Material e Imaterial Factor de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, előadás: Richness of traditions – environmental traditions

-         2008, IV. Kárpát-medencei Környezettudományi Konferencia, Debrecen, 2008. március 28-29, Előadás: Traditions and environmental law

-         2011, International Conference „Implementation and Enforcement of EU Environmental Law in Visegrad Countries" 6.-8. April, 2011, Palacký University in Olomouc, Law Faculty, előadás: Hungarian Experience with the EU Waste Law

-         2011, Facing the Effects of Financial Crisis, Environmental and Terrorist Disaster, Central European University Executive Seminars, 2011. október 12., előadás: Recent Environmental Disaster in Hungary: Legal Issues and Possible Solutions

-         2012, Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem, Gazdaság- és Humántudományok Kar Csíkszereda, Vállalkozói és gazdasági trendek a Kárpát-medencében, Csíkszereda, 2012. április 20-22., előadás: Fenntarthatóság és jog

-         2012 Rule of Law for Nature, Oslo, 9-11 May 2012, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Session chair: future generations

-         2012, Sustainability 2012: Regional Aspects, International, Interdisciplinary Sustainability Forum in the 10th Year of Scientific Cooperation on Sustainability between FIT and European Researchers from BUTE, KIT and EKC, 7-9 June, 2012, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger, előadás (közösen HORVÁTH Györggyel): Optimal Levels of Environmental Administration in the European Union

-         2012, La participation du public à l'élaboration des textes règlementaires nationaux en matière d'environnement, 1er  Octobre 2012, Paris, Senate, Centre International de Droit Comparé de l'Environnement, előadás: Regulatory public participation in Hungary

-         2013, január 9, Hága, T.M.C. Asser Institut, előadás : Principles of EU environmental law in primary legislation

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