Katalin DobiásAssociate Senior Advisor

Areas of expertise
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Migration and Home Affairs
  • Rule of Law & Justice
  • Legal & Policy Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Master of Laws, Harvard Law School
  • Master of Laws, Central European University
  • Diploma of Higher Education, University of Cambridge
  • Doctor of Law and Political Sciences, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
  • English, Hungarian

Katalin Dobiás is an Associate Senior Legal Advisor at Milieu with a primary focus on DG HOME and DG JUST projects. Ms. Dobiás has over 10 years of cross-sectoral experience, including in comparative legal research and analysis, project management, and knowledge product development, such as a Global Study on Constitutional Jurisprudence and Gender Equality at International IDEA and UN Women.

Prior to joining Milieu, Ms. Dobiás worked as the Legal Advisor on International Strategic Litigation at the Dutch Council for Refugees with projects focusing on Hungary, Greece, Croatia, and Bosnia Herzegovina. In that capacity, she co-drafted over a dozen third-party interventions, individual applications, and interim measure requests in cases before the European Court of Human Rights and UN Treaty Bodies. She also facilitated preliminary ruling referrals to the Court of Justice of the EU and worked on submissions before the Constitutional Court of Hungary and the Council of State of Greece.

Previously, in charge of the Gender & Inclusion portfolio at the Constitution Building Programme of International IDEA in The Hague, her projects focused on building the capacity and facilitating the access of marginalized groups to processes of constitutional change globally, from Nepal to The Gambia. Prior to joining International IDEA, she worked on various human rights projects in over a dozen jurisdictions, including Hungary, Israel, and the United States. Among others, she ran a regional research and mapping project for the UNHCR on asylum-seekers’ access to socio-economic rights in seven countries across Central and Eastern Europe. Before that, she strengthened the Criminal Justice Reform team of the Open Society Justice Initiative and served in the governmental sector at the State Secretariat for Public Law at the Hungarian Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement.

Katalin Dobiás holds a Doctor of Law and Political Sciences degree from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, a Master of Laws degree in comparative constitutional law from the Central European University, and a Master of Laws Degree focusing on human rights from Harvard Law School, as well as various specializations from Cambridge and Oxford universities and the European University Institute.