HONORARY DOCTORATE to Professor Pavel Šámal

28 September 2022, at 11 a. m. in CU's Auditorium

28. 09. 2023 11.00 hod.
Od: CU External Relations Office

On 28 September 2023, Comenius University Bratislava awards the title of Doctor honoris causa to Professor Pavel Šámal, who is a judge of international renown and was nominated for the title by the Faculty of Law of Comenius University. He receives the award in recognition of his significant scientific contributions in the field of criminal law.

Born in 1953, he studied law at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He obtained the academic degree philosophiae doctor (Ph.D.) in 1999 at Masaryk University in Brno, and in 2002 he also obtained the title of associate professor in the field of criminal law there. In 2006, after the process of inauguration at Charles University in Prague he received the title of professor of criminal law, criminology and criminology from the President of the Czech Republic.

He dedicated his scientific career to the discipline of criminal law. As part of an ongoing cooperation between Slovakia and the Czech republic in the legislative domain he participated in the drafting of the Criminal Code (Act 300/2005) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (Act 301/2005). His ideas and works also informed the drafting of the Act on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities (No. 91/2016).

Since 2010, he has been collaborating with the Faculty of Law of Comenius University Bratislava where his work at the Department of Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminalistics enabled the accreditation of the subject of criminal law. The collaboration resulted in the personal and scientific development of both the members of the department, and generations of criminal lawyers.

His intensive body of research work includes over 250 original articles and papers in the field of criminal law and more than 770 citations with an H-index of 14 (excluding self-citations) in publications registered in publication activity database of Comenius University.

The event in the UK Auditorium will be interpreted from English to Slovak and vice versa.