Adam Bodnar (LEGS '01)
CEU Alumnus Adam Bodnar has distinguished himself as a voice for fundamental human rights and freedoms. In 2015 he was elected by the Polish parliament as Human Rights Defender – Ombudsman – for Poland. Prior to this he served as the vice president of the Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR). He has served for many years as the strategic litigation director of HRFH and has several major victories before the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and the European Court of Human Rights to his name.
Adam has authored several scholarly publications and commentaries published in the Polish press. He is primarily interested in the protection of fundamental rights, jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice, EU citizenship, and the role of NGOs in pursuing public interest and freedom of speech.