Programme Officer, Legal Research, Research and Data Unit
Tamás Molnár works as a legal research officer in the Research and Data Unit. His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: fundamental rights of irregular migrants; return and readmission of irregular migrants, including detention; anti-smuggling; EU asylum acquis and visa policy as well as horizontal issues of public international law.
Before joining the Agency in autumn 2016, he worked for a decade in various ministries in Hungary in the fields of international and EU migration law and their domestic implementation (drafting legislation). During the Hungarian Presidency of the EU Council in 2011, he was the chair of the Migration-Expulsion Working Party and the deputy chair of the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA). He also undertook ad hoc consultancies for UNHCR on statelessness between 2010 and 2016 and on readmission for ICMPD (2013-2014). In addition, he has been a part-time adjunct professor of international law and EU migration law at the Corvinus University of Budapest, in the Institute of International Studies.
He studied law in Budapest and Brussels (LLM on EU law), and holds a PhD in international law (Budapest). He has published widely in the fields of international law, EU migration and asylum law, and on the legal aspects of statelessness, with over 60 journal articles, book chapters and a monograph.