Tibor Várady

Tibor Várady

TIBOR VÁRADY (Zrenjanin / Nagybecskerek, 1939) is a professor of law. He received his law degrees in Belgrade (JD) and at Harvard (LLM and SJD). He taught for almost three decades at the Novi Sad University School of Law, and for a number of years he was editor and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Új Symposion. He is member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Since 1993, he has been teaching at the Central European University in Budapest. He is also a tenured Professor at Emory University, Atlanta. In legal practice, he acted as international arbitrator in about 200 cases, and also acted as counsel and advocate before the International Court of Justice. He has about 300 scholarly publications in five languages. Most of his publications are devoted to various fields of international law, but they also include collections of essays and a novel.

FROM GOOSE-DOWN PEDDLING AND BORDER TRESPASSING TO CONCENTRATION CAMP

A Story Found in the Family Archive THE OZNA This story is about the criminal trial of István Tóth. I found the mould-ridden case documents on a bottom shelf in the garage. They stated that Tóth, a farmer, was born in Hódegyháza (today Jazovo in Serbia), a village about 10

HOW AND (WHY) TO KEEP A DISSIDENT SPIRIT IN SPITE OF ‘TRANSITION’?

AN INTRODUCTORY REMARK Let me start by saying that dissidents were one of the best products of Communism. Probably the best. At one point, Václav Havel said: “A spectre is haunting Eastern Europe: a spectre of what in the West is called ‘dissent’.” The living conditions of this spectre were tough. It

RUDDERLESS AND WITHOUT COMPROMISE

In 1975, I co-edited a book entitled Pesnici Vojvodine (The Poets of Vojvodina). The purpose of the book was to present poems written in the languages spoken in Vojvodina: Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian and Ruthenian. I may add that – along with Hungarians, Slovaks, Romanians and Ruthenians – Croats represent

SOCKS ON THE CHANDELIER, LIVES BY A THREAD – FILE NO. 12 198

After putting things off time and time again, it was about three years ago that I started reading the files in the archives of my father and my grandfather. My grandfather finished legal studies in Budapest in 1889, and opened his law office in Becskerek in 1893. The office has

RESTITUTION OF HARTED, OR RESTITUTION OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING?

On the 2011 Serbian Act on Restitution – from the Angle of History of my Home Town My father and I were born in the same house. (Literally, since in our part of the world, giving birth in hospitals became a common practice only later.) Yet, we were not born

POPULISM AND UNMASKING

I read in the New York Times of 8th September 2010 that President Obama opposes any extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy “adding a populist twist” to an election season economic package. I became alerted to the use of the term “populism” about a year ago when an old