Dr. habil. Petra Bárd LL.M. PhD is Researcher at the Central European University’s (CEU) Legal Studies Department; Research Affiliate at the CEU Democracy Institute; Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Law, Department of Criminology; and Visiting Professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Between 2006 and 2016 she was Researcher at the National Institute of Criminology, Hungary, where she was Head of the Criminal Law Division.
In her research and scholarly publications – including several monographs – she targets issues at the intersection of the rule of law, fundamental rights, their European enforcement mechanism, and EU criminal cooperation. She participates in several EU-funded projects and is a regular author of studies commissioned by EU institutions on various subjects, such as the rule of law, minorities, disinformation and propaganda, media pluralism, strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP), hate crimes, and victims' rights.