Marton Varju

Central European University, Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine

Marton Varju is research professor and head of department at the HUN-REN Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies and associate professor at ELTE University, Faculty of Social Sciences, both Budapest, Hungary. He is also research fellow at the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at Central European University, Vienna/Budapest. Marton is currently Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Center for Public Health Law Research.

Marton holds a law degree from the University of Debrecen and a PhD in law from the University of Hull, United Kingdom. His research interests include empirical research in European Union law, technology regulation, in particular biomedical technologies and other advanced technologies, and health rights and health regulation.

Marton is currently working as a member of the research consortium supported by European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant ‘Taming the European Leviathan: The Legacy of Post-War Medicine and Common Good’ (European Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Grant agreement No. 854503). In the project, his work focuses on the historical-comparative analysis of health rights and health regulation within the Eastern Bloc and beyond.

Presentation (PPTX format): Health Rights Across the Nylon Curtain: Comparative Observations on the Right to Health in the State Socialist East and the Capitalist West