Márta Pardavi is co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. She holds a law degree from the ELTE Faculty of Law in Budapest. Márta currently serves on the board of the PILnet Hungary Foundation and the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Previously she served as Board member, and later vice-chair, of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles from 2003 to 2011. She has been awarded the 2018 William D. Zabel Human Rights Award from Human Rights First, Civil Rights Defender’s Civil Rights Defenders of the Year 2019 award and was chosen to be a member POLITICO28 Class of 2019.