Prof. Dr. Katalin Ligeti

Katalin Ligeti

Doyen de la Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance Professeur en Droit

Research Topics European Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Justice, Criminal Policy
Faculty or Centre Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Department Department of Law
Postal Address Weicker Building, Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Campus Office C213
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6887

Katalin Ligeti is a full Professor of European and international criminal law at the University of Luxembourg. In April 2017, Prof. Ligeti was elected Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg, assuming office on 1 September 2017.

Prof. Ligeti obtained her Doctor of Law at the University of Hamburg in 2004, after having completed her legal studies at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. She also holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Bristol (UK).

Prof. Ligeti’s research focuses primarily on police and judicial co-operation in criminal matters, EU criminal law, comparative criminal procedure, economic and financial criminal law as well as the use of information technology in criminal proceedings. Publishing three monographs, several edited volumes and over 100 articles and chapters in academic volumes in English, German, French and Hungarian, her most recent books are ‘The European Public Prosecutor’s Office at Launch. Adapting National Systems, Transforming EU Criminal Law’ (with Maria Joao Antunes and Fabio Guiffrida, Wolters Kluwer, 2020), ‘Preventing and Resolving Conflicts of Jurisdiction in EU Criminal Law’ (with Gavin Robinson, Oxford University Press, 2018) and ‘White Collar Crime. A Comparative Perspective’ (with Stanislaw Tosza, Hart, 2018).

Prof. Ligeti has participated as an expert in several impact assessment studies of the European Commission. She has been also called on for her expertise by several European Parliament committees, the OECD, the House of Lords, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as well as the European Law Institute. In 2015 she was appointed first time as expert of the European Commission on EU criminal law policy. This appointment was reconfirmed in 2021 for the following five years. Between April 2017 and March 2018 she was special advisor of Ms. Věra Jourová, former Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Justice and Gender Equality. In 2021, she was appointed as member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for International and European Procedural Law.

Professor Ligeti plays a leading role in several transnational research networks:

  • Vice President in Charge of Scientific Coordination of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP)
  • Co-coordinator of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC)
  • Member of the Jean Monet Network on Enforcement of EU law (EULEN)    

 

Last updated on: Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Between 2013 and 2017 Prof. Ligeti was the Programme Director of the Master in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law, teaching European criminal law, corporate criminal law, compliance and special investigative techniques, stepping down from the post shortly after becoming Dean.

She continues to teach European and international criminal law as well as economic and financial criminal law.

Prof. Ligeti has successfully supervised to completion 5 PhD students, and is currently supervising 6 PhD students, all of whom have secured funding awarded on a competitive basis by the FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund).

She established the concept and training programme of the recently launched Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems (DTU REMS) which offers scholarship to 15 PhD candidates on a competitive basis. The supervision of these 15 candidates is distributed among colleagues of the University of Luxembourg.

Finally, she has successfully supervised 5 postdoctoral researchers who have all secured funding awarded on a competitive basis either by the FNR or by the University of Luxembourg.



Last updated on: 25 Jan 2022

Professor Ligeti has published widely on criminal policy, victim protection, juvenile justice, EU criminal law, financial crime, comparative criminal procedure as well as the use of information technology in criminal proceedings.

Prof. Ligeti has an outstanding record in project research, building research teams and creating international networks. In the last 15 years, she led and collaborated on more than 30 research projects including the creation of the major comparative law study: "European model rules of investigation and prosecution for the future European Public Prosecutor’s Office". In this project, for which around a million euros were raised, Prof. Ligeti guided and coordinated the work of more than 50 researchers from all Member States of the European Union.

Currently, Prof. Ligeti is working on a large interdisciplinary research project on "Criminal Proceedings and the Use of AI:Challenges for Common Criminal Procedure Principles and the Principles of the Rule of Law" funded by the CORE program of the FNR. The project address the legal implications of disruptive technologies such as AI and tackles the complex issues arising out of AI’s use in investigating, prosecuting, adjudicating, and punishing crime. In this project, Prof. Ligeti works together not only with internationally renowned specialists in criminal procedure law, but also with distinguished experts from computer science, data protection, ICT law, cybernetics, ethics, and EU criminal law.

Research grants:

Over the past 15 years, Professor Ligeti has obtained several prestigious research grants including grants from the European Commission, the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, the Humboldt Foundation and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

As PI, Prof. Ligeti has obtained the following funding:

  • Study on corruption in international business relations (National Research Council, Hungary), 2002-2003;
  • Das Verbot der Doppelverfolgung zwischen nationaler und internationaler Strafgerichtsbarkeit (Max Planck Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Strafrecht, Freiburg), 2007;
  • Versuch und Vorbereitung im Völkerstrafrecht (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung), 2008-2009;
  • European Model Rules of criminal investigation and prosecution with a view to a future European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EU Commission, Hercule II Programme), 2010-2012;
  • Global Challenges in Economic and Financial Criminal Law- a Comparative Study of Europe and the EU (University of Luxembourg), 2013-2016;
  • Asset recovery in the EU (University of Luxembourg), 2014-2016;
  • Prevention and Settlement of Conflicts of Exercise of Jurisdiction in Criminal Law (FNR OPEN Luxembourg), 2014-2017;
  • Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems (FNR PRIDE Luxembourg), 2016-2022;
  • Punitive Liability of Heads of Business in Europe and the US (University of Luxembourg), 2017-2019;
  • Comparative Study: Liability of company directors in a comparative EU criminal justice context (EU Commission, Hercule III Programme), 2017-2018;
  • Criminal Proceedings and the Use of AI: Challenges for Common Criminal Procedure Principles and the Principles of the Rule of Law (FNR CORE Luxembourg), 2021-2024;
  • European Lawyers training on EPPO (European Commission DG Justice & Consumers – Justice Programme), 2021-2023.

Professor Ligeti is also member of the editorial board of several prestigious series and journals:                                                                                                          



Last updated on: 25 Jan 2022

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2022

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See detailPractitioners' Handbook on the European Public Prosecutor's Office
Barletta, Amedeo; Bojić, Ines; Bonačić, Marin; Byl, Theo; Cappelletti, Federico; Constantinides, Panayiotis; Costa Ramos, Vânia; De Matteis, Luca; Echanove Gonzalez de Anleo, Julia; Galati Concetto, Daniele; Garamvölgyi, Balázs; Guerrero Palomares, Salvador; Herrnfeld, Hans-Holger; Hristova, Ginka; Konforta, Marijana; Laptoš, Tamara; Mirandola, Sofia; Mitreva, Petya; Naydenova, Krystina; Răzvan Radu, Florin; Requejo Naveros, Mayte; Rubini, Paola; Simonato, Michele; Sixto Seijas, Estefania; Tankein, Slavi; Vitková, Petra; Costa, Martina; Đurđević, Zlata; Ligeti, Katalin; Sicurella, Rosaria

Report (2022)

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See detailThe Application of the European Arrest Warrant in Luxembourg (Country Report)
Ligeti, Katalin; Constantinides, Panayiotis

Report (2022)

See detailIntroduction (Enforcement Challenges in Multilevel Regulatory Systems)
Zinonos, Panagiotis; Ligeti, Katalin; Brodersen, Kei Hannah

in Ligeti, Katalin; Brodersen, Kei Hannah (Eds.) Studies on Enforcement in Multilevel Regulatory Systems (2022)

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2021

See detailSword, Shield and Cloud: Toward a European System of Public-Private Orders for Electronic Evidence in Criminal Matters?
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Mitsilegas, Valsamis; Vavoula, Niovi (Eds.) Surveillance and Privacy in the Digital Age: European, Transatlantic and Global Perspectives (2021)

See detailThe Handling of Digital Evidence in Luxembourg
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Caianiello, Michele; Camon, Albert (Eds.) Digital Forensic Evidence: Towards Common European Standards in Antifraud Administrative and Criminal Investigations (2021)

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2020

See detailAdmissibility of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings in the EU
Garamvölgyi, Balázs; Ligeti, Katalin; Ondrejová, Anna; von Galen, Margarete

in Eucrim (2020), (3), 201-208

See detailThe European Public Prosecutor’s Office at Launch. Adapting National Systems, Transforming EU Criminal Law
Ligeti, Katalin; Antunes, Maria João; Giuffrida, Fabio

Book published by Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM (2020)

See detailIntroduction
Ligeti, Katalin; Antunes, Maria João; Giuffrida, Fabio

in Ligeti, Katalin; Antunes, Maria João; Giuffrida, Fabio (Eds.) The European Public Prosecutor’s Office at Launch. Adapting National Systems, Transforming EU Criminal Law (2020)

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See detailThe (Criminal) Liability of Legal Persons and Heads of Business: Strenghts and Weaknesses of the European Union's Approach
Ligeti, Katalin; Giuffrida, Fabio

in Revue Pénale Luxembourgeoise (2020), (5), 2-22

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2019

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Giuffrida, Fabio; Ligeti, Katalin

Report (2019)

See detailThe Place of the Prosecutor in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions
Ligeti, Katalin

in Brown, Darryl; Iontcheva Turner, Jenia; Weisser, Bettina (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process (2019)

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See detailLuxembourg
Ligeti, Katalin; Giuffrida, Fabio

Report (2019)

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See detailPolicy Recommendations
Ligeti, Katalin; Giuffrida, Fabio

Report (2019)

See detailThe Organised Crime-Terrorism Nexus: How to Address the Issue of ISIS Benefitting from Lucrative Criminal Activities?
Ligeti, Katalin; Lassalle, Maxime

in Roksandić Vidlička, Sunčana; Engelhart, Marc (Eds.) Dealing with Terrorism. Empirical and Normative Challenges of Fighting the Islamic State (2019)

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See detailPunitive Liability of Heads of Business in the EU: A Comparative Study
Ligeti, Katalin; Marletta, Angelo

Book published by Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM (2019)

See detailOverprosecution and Negotiated Justice in Europe
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Van Kempen, Piet Hein (Ed.) Overuse in the Criminal Justice System: On Criminalization, Prosecution and Imprisonment (2019)

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2018

See detailToward a Prosecutor for the European Union. Vol. 2: Draft Rules of procedure
Ligeti, Katalin

Book published by Hart Publishing (2018)

See detailFundamental rights protection between Strasbourg and Luxembourg: Extending Transnational ne bis in idem Across Administrative and Criminal Procedures
Ligeti, Katalin

in Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin; ELI (European Law Institute) (Eds.) Preventing and Resolving Conflicts of Jurisdiction in EU Criminal Law (2018)

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See detailEU 'Horizontal' Report
Ligeti, Katalin; Marletta, Angelo

in Vervaele, John; Simonato, Michele; Luchtman, Michiel (Eds.) Exchange of information with EU and national enforcement authorities. Improving OLAF legislative framework through a comparison with other EU authorities (ECN/ESMA/ECB) (2018)

See detailTransnational Enforcement of Production Orders for Electronic Evidence. Beyond Mutual Recognition?
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Kert, Robert; Lehner, Andrea (Eds.) Vielfahlt des Strafrechts im internationalen Kontext: Festschrift für Frank Höpfel zum 65. Geburtstag (2018)

See detailPreventing and Resolving Conflicts of Jurisdiction in EU Criminal Law
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin; European Law Institute

Book published by Oxford University Press (2018)

See detailWhite Collar Crime. A Comparative Perspective
Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw

Book published by Hart Publishing (2018)

See detailChallenges and Trends in Enforcing Economic and Financial Crime: Criminal Law and Alternatives in Europe and the US
Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw

in Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw (Eds.) White Collar Crime. A Comparative Perspective (2018)

See detailWhite Collar Crime. A Comparative Perspective
Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw

Book published by Hart Publishing (2018)

See detailChallenges and Trends in Enforcing Economic and Financial Crime: Criminal Law and Alternatives in Europe and the US
Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw

in Ligeti, Katalin; Tosza, Stanislaw (Eds.) White Collar Crime. A Comparative Perspective (2018)

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2017

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Ligeti, Katalin; Franssen, Vanessa

in Ligeti, Katalin; Franssen, Vanessa (Eds.) Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US (2017)

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See detailChallenges in the field of economic and financial crime in Europe and the US
Ligeti, Katalin; Franssen, Vanessa

Book published by Hart Publishing (2017)

See detailCross-border access to electronic evidence: Policy and legislative challenges
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Carrera, Sergio; Mitsilegas, Valsamis (Eds.) Constitutionalising the Security Union: Effectiveness, rule of law and rights in countering terrorism and crime (2017)

See detail"Bespoke" UK-EU Police and Judicial Cooperation Post-Brexit
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Criminology in Europe (2017), 16(2), 11-14

See detailTransversal Report on Judicial Protection
Ligeti, Katalin; Robinson, Gavin

in Luchtman, Michiel; Vervaele, John (Eds.) Investigatory powers and procedural safeguards: Improving OLAF’s legislative framework through a comparison with other EU law enforcement authorities (ECN/ESMA/ECB) (2017)

See detailChasing criminal money in the EU: New tools and practices?
Ligeti, Katalin; Simonato, Michele

Book published by Hart Publishing (2017)

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See detailAsset Recovery in the EU:Towards a Comprehensive Enforcement Model beyond Confiscation? An Introduction
Ligeti, Katalin; Simonato, Michele

in Ligeti, Katalin; Simonato, Michele (Eds.) Chasing Criminal Money. Challenges and Perspectives on Asset Recovery in the EU (2017)

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2016

See detailThe European Public Prosecutor’s Office
Ligeti, Katalin

in Mitsilegas, Valsamis; Bergström, Maria; Konstadinides, Theodore (Eds.) Research Handbook on EU Criminal Law (2016)

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See detailLa quatrième directive anti-blanchiment : quels changements pour le Luxembourg ?
Ligeti, Katalin; Lassalle, Maxime

in Revue luxembourgeoise de bancassurfinance (2016), (2), 52

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See detailEU Criminal Justice Actors: Accountability and Judicial Review vis a vis the EU Citizen
Ligeti, Katalin; Marletta, Angelo

in New Journal of European Criminal Law (2016), 7(2), 175

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See detailThe European Public Prosecutor's Office:What Role for OLAF in the future?
Ligeti, Katalin; Marletta, Angelo

in Durdevic, Zlata; Ivicevic Karas, Elizabeta (Eds.) European Criminal Procedure Law in Service of Protection of European Union Financial Interests: State of Play and Challeges (2016)

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See detailSmart Enforcement Strategies to Counter Environmental Crime in the EU
Ligeti, Katalin; Marletta, Angelo

in Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (2016)

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2015

See detailLe Côntrole Juridictionnel Dans Les Projets Du Parquet Européen
Ligeti, Katalin; Franssen, Vanessa

in Giudicelli-Delage, Geneviève; Manacorda, Stefano; Tricot, Juliette (Eds.) Le Côntrole Judiciarie du Parquet Européen. Necessité, Modèles, Enjeux. (2015)

See detailLänderbericht Großherzogtum Luxemburg
Ligeti, Katalin; Petschko, Martin

in Ambos, Kai; König, Stefan; Rackow, Peter (Eds.) Rechtshilferecht in Strafsachen (2015)

See detailThe European Public Prosecutor's Office: Certain Constitutional Issues
Ligeti, Katalin; Weyemberg, Anne

in Erkelens, Leendert; Meij, Arjen; Pawlik, Marta (Eds.) The European Public Prosecutor's Office. An Extended Arm or a Two-Headed Dragon? (2015)

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2014

See detailMultidisciplinary investigations into offences against the financial interests of the EU: a quest for an integrated enforcement concept
Ligeti, Katalin; Simonato, Michele

in Galli, Francesca; Weyembergh, Anne (Eds.) Do labels still matter? Blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law. The influence of the EU (2014)

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2013

See detailToward a Prosecutor for The European Union. Vol. 1: A Comparative Analysis
Ligeti, Katalin

Book published by Hart Publishing (2013)

See detailApproximation of Substantive Criminal Law and the Establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office
Ligeti, Katalin

in Approximation of Substantive Criminal Law in the EU: The Way Forward (2013)

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See detailModel Rules for the Procedure of the EPPO
Ligeti, Katalin

Report (2013)

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See detailThe European Public Prosecutor's Office: Toward a Truly European Prosecution Service?
Ligeti, Katalin; Simonato, Michele

in New Journal of European Criminal Law (2013), 4(1-2), 7

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2011

See detailAccess to, admissibility of and presentation of evidence in the jurisprudence of the ICTY
Ligeti, Katalin

in Klip, Andre; Sluiter, Göran (Eds.) Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (2011)

See detailIncitement to genocide according to the ICTR in Simon Bikindi
Ligeti, Katalin

in Klip, A.; Sluiter, G. (Eds.) Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals (2011)

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2010

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Ligeti, Katalin

in Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft (2010), 4

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2009

See detailThe Principle of Mutual Recognition – Prerequisites, Principles, and Exemptions
Ligeti, Katalin

in Mathe, G. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th European Jurists Forum (2009)

See detailEurópai Büntetőjog Kézikönyve
Ligeti, Katalin; Kondorosi, Ferenc

Book published by MHK (2009)

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2008

See detailStudy on the future of mutual recognition, Hungarian national report
Ligeti, Katalin

in Vernimmen, Gisèle; Surano, Laura (Eds.) The future of mutual recognition (2008)

See detailKriminálpolitika
Ligeti, Katalin

in Kerezsi, K.; Borbíró, A. (Eds.) Kriminálpolitika (2008)

See detailEuropean Criminal Record and Data Protection Legislation in Hungary
Ligeti, Katalin

in Xanthaki, Helen; Stefanou, Constantin (Eds.) European Criminal Record (2008)

See detailRutaganira case report
Ligeti, Katalin

in Klip, A.; Sluiter, G. (Eds.) Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals (2008)

See detailCombatting trafficking in human beings, Hungarian National Report
Ligeti, Katalin

in Weyemberg, A.; Santamaria, V. (Eds.) The evaluation of European criminal law – The example of the Framework Decision on combating trafficking in human beings (2008)

See detailThe Principle of Universal Jurisdiction, Hungarian National Report
Ligeti, Katalin; Kádár, Balázs

in Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (2008)

See detailA fiatalkorú elítéltek áldozati minőségének vizsgálata
Ligeti, Katalin; Végvári, Réka; Schmidt, Andrea; Hollán, Miklós

Book published by OBMB Budapest (2008)

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2007

See detailCriminal Law Reform in Hungary
Ligeti, Katalin

in Nautio, K. (Ed.) Festschrift for Raimo Lahti (2007)

See detailÁldozati jogok
Ligeti, Katalin

in Jogtanácsadó (2007)

See detailAz új Büntető Törvénykönyv kodifikációja
Ligeti, Katalin

in Kriminológiai Közlemények (2007)

See detailA büntetőjogi szankciórendszer reformja
Ligeti, Katalin

in Kriminológiai Közlemények (2007)

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2006

See detailMutual recognition of financial penalties in the European Union
Ligeti, Katalin

in Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (2006)

See detailKrimiálpolitika és pönológia
Ligeti, Katalin

in Gönczöl, K.; Korinek, L.; Lévay, M. (Eds.) Kriminológia – Szakkriminológia (2006)

See detailA szervezett bűnözés elleni fellépés állami eszközeiről
Ligeti, Katalin; Csúri, András

in Nagy, F. (Ed.) Festschrift für Mihály Vida (2006)

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2005

See detailStrafrecht und strafrechtliche Zusammenarbeit in der Europäischen Union
Ligeti, Katalin

Book published by Duncker & Humblot (2005)

See detailMissing and sexually exploited children in the enlarged EU, Hungarian national report
Ligeti, Katalin

in Vermeulen, G. (Ed.) Missing and sexually exploited children in the enlarged EU – Epidemiological Data in the New Member States (2005)

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2003

See detailA rendszerváltás és a büntetőjog
Ligeti, Katalin

in Kulcsár, K.; Bayer, J. (Eds.) Magyar Tudománytár (2003)

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2002

See detailNemzetközi Bűnügyi Együttműködés az Európai Unióban
Ligeti, Katalin

Book published by MTA JTI (2002)

See detailImplementation of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, Hungarian National Report
Ligeti, Katalin; Weiner, Imre A.

in Acta Juridica Hungarica (2002)

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2000

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1998

See detailAz Európai Közösség büntetőjoga
Ligeti, Katalin

in Állam- és Jogtudomány (1998)

See detailEuropean Community Criminal Law
Ligeti, Katalin

in Acta Juridica Hungarica (1998)

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1997

See detailJogállami Büntetőjog
Ligeti, Katalin

in Wiener, Imre A. (Ed.) Büntetendőség és Büntethetőség (1997)

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