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ALLAN FRANCIS TATHAM                                    

Professor of European Law. Faculty of Law. San Pablo CEU University                                                                                                            




  • Bachelor of Laws, Hatfield College, Durham University (1987)
  • Law Reports International, Trinity College, University of Oxford (1987-1990)
  • Master of Civil Law at Hatfield College, University of Durham (1990)
  • Studio Legale Eugenio Grippo, Milan, Italy (1991)
  • English Bar Association (1991-1992) and appointed as a lawyer in 1992
  • PhD in Law from the Faculty of Law of Leiden University (The Netherlands)



  • Lecturer and Honorary Professor of ELTE, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary 1993-1995; 2002-2011
  • Associate Professor, Péter Pázmány Law School, Catholic University, Budapest, 1995-2011
  • Legal Adviser and Adviser to the Ambassador, Delegation of the European Commission to Hungary, 1998-2001
  • Visiting Professor Hungarian Judicial Academy, Budapest (2007-2011)
  • Since 2011, Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University CEU San Pablo, Madrid.



  • TATHAM, A. F. (2019). “Without Fear or Favor’: Ensuring independence and accountability of regional judiciaries in a globalized system”. Law in the Process of Globalization. University of Kragujevac. pp. 23-48.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2018). The constitutional challenges that the Brexit negotiations have created in the United Kingdom: An overview. Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo. Vol. 59. pp. 263-302.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2015). “‘Keeping the Faith’: The Trials and Tribulations of the Hungarian Constitutional Court in following its European Vocation”. Central European Judges Under the European Influence: The Transformative Power of the EU Revisited. CEPC. Hart Publishing. pp. 349-374.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2015). ‘The Art of Falling Apart?’: Constitutional conundrums surrounding a potential Brexit. CSF-SSSUP Working Paper Series. Vol. Nº 2/2015.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2015). ““Practising faith in diversity?”: Amnesty International and others v. Sudan and the protection of religious freedom under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights”. Diversidad cultural e interpretación de los derechos. Estudio de casos. Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2015). "La difusión del modelo de gobernanza judicial europeo: el papel crucial de la jurisprudencia del TJUE”. El modelo europeo. Contribuciones de la integración europea a la gobernanza global. CEU Ediciones/Biblioteca Nueva.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2015). “Judicial Variations on the Theme of Regional Integration”: Diffusing the EU Model of Judicial Governance. STALS Research Paper, Sant’Anna Legal Studies Series. Vol. 6/2015.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2014). Diffusing EU law beyond the borders of the Union: the Judicialization of the European trading area. Colombia Internacional. Vol. 81. pp. 27-66.
  • TATHAM, A. F. (2014). “National identity and EEA law: The next constitutional step for the EFTA Court?” Democratic and Social State under the Rule of Law – Society, Politics, Economy: Festschrift for the 45th Academic Anniversary of Prof. Zbigniew Maciag. AFMKU/Jagiellonian University.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2013). Central European Constitutional Courts in the Face of EU Membership: The Influence of the German Model of Integration in Hungary and Poland. Martinus Nijhoff (Brill). Leiden.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2012). “The Impact of Training and Language Competence on Judicial Application of EU Law in Hungary” EN 18 European Law Journal. pp 577-594.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2012).“Preserving Sovereignty, Delaying the Supranational Constitutional Moment? The CJEU as the Anti-Model for regional judiciaries”. Documento de Trabajo Real Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos. Serie Unión Europea y Relaciones Internacionales. Número 58. IDEE. CEU Universidad San Pablo. Madrid.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2012). "'Don’t Mention Divorce at the Wedding, Darling’! EU Accession and Withdrawal after Lisbon” EN EECKHOUT, P., BIONDI, A. y RIPLEY, S. (eds.). European Union Law after the Lisbon Treaty. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2011).“In the judicial steps of Bolívar and Morazán? Supranational Court Conversations between Europe and Latin America” EN European Journal of Law Reform 157. 13/1. 
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2011). “Ensuring Compliance? Enhancing Judicial Application of the acquis communautaire before Accession” EN KABAALIOGLU, H., OTT, A. yTATHAM, A.F. (eds.). EU and Turkey: Bridging Differences. İKV Publications. Istanbul. 
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2010). “Exporting the EU Model: A Judicial Dimension for EU International Relations?” EN LXIII Studia Diplomatica. No. 3-4.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2009). “Liability of Public Authorities in England and France. Damages for Breach of EC law after Francovich and Brasserie,” EN BIERNAT, T (ed.). Studia Prawnicze: Rozprawy i Materiały, Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego. Kraków.101.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2009). Enlargement of the European Union. Kluwer Law International. Alphen aan den Rijn. 
  • KABAALIOGLU, H., OTT, A. y TATHAM, A.F. (2011). EU and Turkey: Bridging Differences. İKV Publications. Istanbul.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2009). “Ensuring compliance? Enhancing judicial application of the acquis communautaire before accession” EN CLEER Working Papers. TMC Asser Institute, The Hague.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2007). “Impact of European Law in the National Arena: Reply to András Jakab’s intervention” EN  JAKAB, A., TAKÁCS, P. y TATHAM, A. F. (eds.). The Transformation of the Hungarian Legal Order 1985-2005. Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijn. 620.
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2006). EC Law in Practice: A Case Study Approach. HVG-ORAC. Budapest. 
  • TATHAM, A.F. (2005). “Parliamentary Reform 1832-1911 in England” 10 Rechtsgeschichliche Vorträge/Lectures EN Legal History. ELTE. Budapest.
  • JAKAB, A., TATHAM, A.F. y TAKÁCS, P. (2007). The Transformation of the Hungarian Legal Order 1985-2005. Kluwer Law International. Alphen aan den Rijn.