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Performers of the seminar on 19th April 2023

We are delighted to introduce the Performers for the upcoming seminar:


Professor István Ambrus is an Associate Professor of Substantive Criminal Law and Head of the Department of Criminology at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He is the author of dozens of articles and monographs on Hungarian Substantive Criminal Law. In addition to university work, he is a participant and leader of research teams in various international projects. Prof. István Ambrus gained extensive practical experience working as a prosecutor and senior advisor to the Supreme Court.


dr. Máté Hodula graduated summa cum laude from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. In 2020, he started his doctoral research on current criminal liability issues at the Department of Criminal Law under the supervision of Prof. István Ambrus. In addition, he works at Kemenes Law Firm as a defence counsel, specialising in white-collar crimes.


Davide Barbato participated as a Group Leader of the Italian delegation in Lviv (Ukraine) and Sibiu (Romania) in the "Break the Borders" and "Justice for All" projects. Also, he is an editor in the "Security and International Conflict" section of the journal Prisma, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UC3M. His research interests include international law and the concept of justice.


Ms. Lisa M. Rea is a restorative justice expert and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in working with victims of crime. She has worked as a legislative advocate and policy strategist for national organisations promoting systemic criminal justice reform. In addition, she directed one of the first intensive in-prison restorative justice projects in the U.S. inside a medium-security prison in Texas. Ms. Rea is the Founder and President of the global association and network - Restorative Justice International (RJI).


Dr. Lorenzo Bernardini, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Criminal Law at the University of Luxembourg. Dr. Lorenzo Bernardini obtained his PhD in Global Studies (Criminal Procedure) at the University of Urbino. He is involved in the EU-funded project "Freezing ORders and Confiscation orders: Effort for common standards" (FORCE). His research interests focus on the criticalities of the "administrative detention" of third-country nationals in relation to respect for human rights, ECtHR and CJEU jurisprudence.


Adrian Kaczmarek is a final-year law student at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In 2022, he co-directed the ID-UB ("Excellence Initiative - Research University") research grant on the functioning of the EAW and ESO. His research interests include issues related to the fairness of the criminal process in the light of the jurisprudence of the European courts.



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