“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Tamás Molnár

Tamás Molnár is head of unit, Unit for Migration, Asylum and Border Management, Department of EU Cooperation, Ministry of Interior (Hungary) and assistant professor in the Corvinus University of Budapest. In his role for the Ministry of Interior he drafted the national statelessness determination procedure and initiated Hungary’s accession to the statelessness related conventions. He was a member of the European Committee on Migration (CDMG) of the Council of Europe (2008-2011) and CDMG Bureau member for 2010-2011; now focal point of the new Intergovernmental Platform on Migration Issues. He has almost thirty publications in three languages in the fields of public international law and EU law, including issues of nationality and statelessness. His main oeuvres: International Law (co-author, eds.: Gábor Kardos – Tamás Lattmann, Budapest, ELTE Eötvös Kiadó, 2010); The Handbook on Hungarian Migration Law (co-author with two chapters, one on statelessness; ed. Zoltán Lékó, Budapest, CompLex, 2009) and the Encyclopaedia of International Relations 1945-2005 (co-author with 120 entries on pubic international law; ed. Jenő Horváth, Budapest, Osiris, 2005). He is member of the International Law Association (ILA) – Hungarian Branch, the European Society of International Law (ESIL-SEDI) as well as the Fédération internationale de droit européen (FIDE). He is member of the editorial board of Acta Humana, the leading Hungarian legal periodical in the field of human rights.