Mátyás Bencze

Mátyás Bencze
Download CV Senior Research Fellow (TK JTI)
Research Interests
  • Sociology of Criminal Justice, Theory of Adjudication, Critical Legal Studies
Selected Publications
  • Mátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng: Measuring the Unmeasurable? in: Mátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng (eds): How to Measure the Quality of Judicial Reasoning, Springer, 2018, pp. 1-23.
  • Mátyás Bencze: Obstacles and Opportunities – Measuring the Quality of Judicial Reasoning, in: Mátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng (eds): How to Measure the Quality of Judicial Reasoning, Springer, 2018, pp. 87-101.
  • Ágnes Kovács, Mátyás Bencze, Zsolt Ződi: Methods of Quality Assessment of Judicial Reasoning in Hungary, in: Mátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng (eds): How to Measure the Quality of Judicial Reasoning, Springer, 2018, pp. 187-205.
  • Nincs füst, ahol nincsen tűz.” Az ártatlanság vélelmének érvényesülése a magyar büntetőbíróságok gyakorlatában. [Where there’s smoke, there’s fire] Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó, 2016.
  • A Comparative Approach to the Evaluation of Evidence from a ‘Fair Trial’ Perspective. In: Attila Badó (ed.): Fair Trial and Judicial Independence, Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, Springer, 2013, 143-154. o.
  • Elvek és gyakorlatok. Jogalkalmazási minták és problémák a magyar bírói ítélkezésben. [Principles and Practices. Patterns of Argumentation in Hungarian Judicial Practice] Gondolat Kiadó, Budapest, 2011. 188 o.
  • EU Law and Central European Judges: Administrative Judiciaries in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland Ten Years after the Accession. In: Michal Bobek (ed.): Central European Judges under the European Influence. The Transformative Power of the EU Revisited, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015. pp 43-71 Társszerző: Marcin Matczak and Zdenek Kühn
  • Constitutions, EU Law and Judicial Strategies in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, In: 30 (2010) Journal of Public Policy, Special Issue 01, pp. 81-99. Társszerző: Marcin Matczak, Zdenek Kühn
  • Gyűlölet-bűncselekmények és „ítélkezési populizmus”. [Hate Crimes and ’Judicial Populism’] Fundamentum, 2014/1-2.  129-139.
  • Díszítőelem, álcázóháló vagy tartóoszlop? A magyar büntetőbírói gyakorlat viszonya az alkotmányhoz, [Ornament, camouflage net or pillar? The practice of criminal courts and the constitution]  in: Fundamentum, 2007/3. 5-21. o.
Research Projects
  • Non-legal elements of judicial practice in Hungary (Hungarian Scientific Research Found (64.114); Period: 2006-2010; Result: Elvek és gyakorlatok [Principles and Practices], Gondolat Kiadó, Budapest, 2011, p. 188; Individual research project)

  • Sentencing disparities in Hungary (Deák Ferenc Scholarship (21/2005); Period: 2005-2006; Result: Területi eltérések a büntetéskiszabási gyakorlat szigorúságát illetően Magyarországon 2003 és 2005 között. [Differences in Sentencing amongst Hungarian Counties] In: Fleck Zoltán (szerk.): Igazságszolgáltatás a tudomány tükrében. ELTE Eötvös Kiadó, (ELTE Jogi Kari Tudomány 6.) 2010. p. 125-147. Co-author: Badó Attila; Individual research project)

  • Enforcement of Presumption of Innoncence in the practice of Hungarian criminal courts (Bolyai János Research Scholarsip (491/2007); Period: 2007-2010; Result: Az ártatlanság vélelmének érvényesülése a magyar büntetőbíróságok bizonyítási gyakorlatában [Enforcement of Presumption of Innoncence in the practice of Hungarian criminal courts], In: Belügyi Szemle, 2011/9., 95-125. o. Individual research project)

  • Judicial strategies in Central and Eastern Europe (Czech-Polish-Hungarian research cooperation), Period: 2008-2010; Result: Constitutions, EU Law and Judicial Strategies in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, In: 30 (2010) Journal of Public Policy, Special Issue 01, pp. 81-99. Co-authors: Marcin Matczak, Zdenek Kühn Participant in a research group)

  • Fundamental Rights in the Adjudication of Courts (Hungarian Scientific Research Found 81.698; Period: 2010-2013; Result: Az alapjogok bíróság előtti érvényesülésének szociológiai háttere [The sociological background of enforcement of fundamental rights int he judicial practice]. In: Somody Bernadette (szerk.): Alapjogi bíráskodás - alapjogok az ítélkezésben. L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2013. p. 95-117.; Participant in a research group)

  • Judicial strategies in Central and Eastern Europe (Czech-Polish-Hungarian research cooperation), Period: 2013-14; Result:  EU Law and Central European Judges: Administrative Judiciaries in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland Ten Years after the Accession. In: Michal Bobek (ed.): Central European Judges under the European Influence. The Transformative Power of the EU Revisited, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2015. pp 43-71 Co-authors: Marcin Matczak and Zdenek Kühn; Participant of a research group)

  • How to measure the quality of judicial reasoning (International research cooperation; Period: 2014- ; Result: Mátyás Bencze, Gar Yein Ng (eds): How to Measure the Quality of Judicial Reasoning, Springer, 2018, p. 268; Principal investigator)

  • Handle with care: assessing and designing methods for evaluation and development of the quality of justice; (EU Grant led by IRSIG-CNR, Italy, Period: 2016-2017; Result: https://www.lut.fi/documents/27578/465522/HWC+Final+reports28may18sent.pdf/5db1f5ae-0a03-461f-a187-cf9360955077; researcher)

  • Sentencing disparities in Hungary betweeen 2011 and 2017 (research contract with the Curia of Hungary, principal investigator, Result https://kuria-birosag.hu/sites/default/files/joggyak/az_orszagos_bunteteskiszabasi_gyakorlat_vizsgalata.pdf)

  • Quality of reasoning in automated judicial decisions (2020 , participant of a research team, University of Örebro, research in progress)

  • Regulatory Issues of the Internet Intermediaries (2016-2020, National Research, Develeopment and Innovation Office, K 116979, principal investigator, result: Polyák Gábor (ed.): Algoritmusok, keresők, közösségi oldalak és a jog – a forgalomirányító szolgáltatások szabályozása. HVG-ORAc, Budapest, 2020.

  • DEMOS (Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe), European Union’s  Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme No 822590 (2018-2021, researcher, in progress)