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About: RESEARCH TEAM

Daniel Smilov

Associate Professor

Daniel Smilov is Associate Professor at the Political Science Department, University of Sofia, and Programme Director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia. He is also Recurrent Visiting Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Central European University, Budapest. He holds doctorates from the University of Oxford (DPhil, 2003) and the Central European University, Budapest (SJD, 1999).

Daniel has held research positions and post-doctoral fellowships at the Centre for Policy Studies, Central European University and the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute, Florence. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

Katarína Šipulová

Senior Researcher

Katarína Šipulová is a Senior Researcher at the Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

She earned her PhD at the Faculty of Social Studies, Department of European Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, and the MSt title in Socio-Legal Research at the University of Oxford. Her main area of interest is transitional justice and democratization of the Central and Eastern European countries.

She has worked as Head of the International Department of the Czech Supreme Court, and has been an active member of several research projects dealing with human rights as well as international law and its impact on domestic case-law.

Katarína was co-leader of a project on the application of EU law by the Czech civil courts conducted by the Supreme Court in 2012 and 2018.

Dr Bogdan Iancu

Associate Professor

Dr Bogdan Iancu is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at University of Bucharest. He focuses on Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory, European Constitutionalism and EU Law.