The common goal is to provide efficient and timely judicature – the mandate of the National Judicial Council elected in 2012 has ended
The National Judicial Council (NJC) held its last, solemn session in its actual composition on the 8th of January, 2018 at the premises of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ).
The meeting was opened by the current president of the Council, Zsolt Major, who gave a speech about the activities of the NJC in the last six years. He emphasized the establishment of the Ethical Code and the recommendation on the interpretation and practical application of the Ministerial Decree concerning the ranking-system used in the application procedure for the position of judges.
Tünde Handó, the President of the NOJ said that besides the protection of judicial independence, the NJC considers as its primary obligation to support the activities of NOJ in order to ensure effective and timely jurisdiction. Setting aside their personal interests, the members of the Council acted beyond their statutory obligations in the favor of both the judiciary as a whole and all judicial employees.
On its last meeting the NJC decided on the amendment of some orders and recommendations by the President of NOJ indicated by the new codes of procedures.
Based on the act on the organization and administration of courts the mandate of the NJC lasts for 6 years and expires on the day of the first meeting of the newly elected Council. The electoral meeting where new members and alternate members are to be elected is set to 15th January 2018 in Budapest.