PHD student from the University of Miskolc is the sixth human rights graduate in Hungary

14. August 2023. 07:50

On 7th July 2023, dr. Enikő Krajnyák, Researcher of the Central European Academy and PhD Candidate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Miskolc received the Diploma of Excellence of the International Institute of Human Rights – René Cassin Foundation at the Institute’s summer session of 2023.

The Diploma of International and Comparative Human Rights Law is awarded to a few human rights lawyers worldwide after successfully completing three rounds of exams in front of different committees composed of human rights judges, UN experts and professors of international law. The first round consisted of the completion of a 5-hour written essay, the second round entailed a one-hour presentation of a human rights case after 24 hours of preparation, and the third round comprised an oral discussion of a topic chosen at random in the field of Public International Law.

This year four Candidates were awarded the Diploma from various countries: in addition to Candidates from Burkina, Malaysia, and Mexico, Enikő was the only Diploma Holder from Europe, and, in the 52 years of history of the Diploma, the sixth Hungarian Candidate to receive it in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The first Hungarian Candidate to receive the Diploma was Prof. Dr. Péter Kovács in 1984, former Professor of the University of Miskolc and former Head of the Department of International Law, current Judge of the International Criminal Court, whose former PhD Candidate, Dr. Anikó Raisz, Associate Professor and the PhD Supervisor of Enikő, was also awarded the Diploma in 2006. We hereby congratulate our young Researcher and her Supervisor for the great success.