Justice Minister László Trócsányi


László Trócsányi has served as Justice Minister in the Orbán government since June 2014.

Trócsányi was a member of the Constitutional Court of Hungary from 2007 to 2010 and was the country’s ambassador to France during the period of the second Orbán government from 2010 to 2014. 


Born in Budapest. Received degree from the Loránd Eötvös University of Law and Political Sciences Budapest in 1980.

Worked at the National Assembly library in 1980 and 1981 and at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Law and Political Sciences from 1981 to 1988.

Studied at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 1989 and 1990. 

Began working as a lawyer in 1985, established his own law office Nagy & Trócsányi in 1991.

Undertook position teaching law at the Attila József University of Sciences in the city of Szeged in southern Hungary in 1989. Received his Ph.D. in law from this university in 1991. 

Appointed Hungary’s ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg during the first Orbán government in 2000, serving in this position until 2004.

Served as a guest professor at the Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France between 2005 and 2008.

Member and substitute member of the Council of Europe’s European Commission for Democracy through Law (commonly known as the Venice Commission) from 2005 to 2013.

Last updated May 9, 2018. 

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