Barbara Bazanth
Transitional Justice Scholar

Barbara Bazanth is a Fulbright scholar and the recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Award in the International Legal Studies LLM program at NYU Law. She earned her JD degree (summa cum laude) at ELTE Law School in Budapest, Hungary where she is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Public International Law researching the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals. She holds a Master I degree from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), was a visiting student at Central European University, and attended the summer courses of the International Law Institute and Georgetown University on a full scholarship. Barbara participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where she was awarded the Alona E. Evans Award and the Hardy C. Dillard Award 1st Place for excellence in memorial writing and the International Law Institute Award for being the best non-native oralist.

After graduation, she worked as a trainee in the Hungarian and Research Divisions at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and as a junior associate in the dispute resolution group of a leading international law firm in Budapest. Barbara held a Public International Law seminar at ELTE Law School and a European Union Law seminar at ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences, co-coached ELTE moot court teams for international competitions, and contributed to the first Hungarian language commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights. As a Transitional Justice scholar, Barbara is interested in the role and approaches of international criminal courts and tribunals in transitional justice measures.


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