The National Judicial Council
Declaration of the National Judicial Council
on the Occasion of the Solemn Session on the 23rd of March 2012
We, members of the National Judicial Council, being a democratically elected supreme self-governing judicial body, functioning from the 15th of March 2012, declare, as an independent institution, that we respect the judicial independence all the time and we want to meet the requirements of the society represented by the legislative power. We consider as an elemental obbligation – besides the protection of the judicial independence – to help the work of the National Office for the Judiciary with our proposals, observations, assuring the mutual interests of the efficient and timely jurisdiction.
We crave for representing – with our rights guaranteed by law – every judge colleague while making a decision affecting the judiciary.
We consider as especially important the followings:
controlling the financial management of the judicial administration and that of the courts,
giving an opinion on the practice of the president of the National Office for the Judiciary and the Curia deciding about the applications of judges and court leaders,
giving an opinion on the proposal and the report about the budget of the courts,
working out an impartial system of criteria for those cases when the president of the National Office for the Judiciary decides according to the preliminary opinion of the Council.
We want to excercise to full extent the rights of giving proposals and making decisions with which we are vested by law.
In order to fulfil our goals, each member of the Council dedicates herself or himself to work in a conscientious professional manner.
Budapest, 23 March 2012
The National Judicial Council (NJC) was held its last meeting on 10th of May.
On the first item of the agenda Natasa Fülöp, dr., the Head of the Administration Department of the National Office for Judicary (NOJ), reported the results and the experience of the programme that was announced by the President of the NOJ in the 23rd of June 2015 and named "For the Servicing Judiciary”. In connection with that the Council listened to the results of the this programme which aim was to reduce the number of delayed cases. The program- which ended on the 31st of March 2016 - was about to finish the lawsuits beyond two years meanwhile the other cases suffers no delay.
National Judical Council's session took place in Lovasberény, where the 1st point on the agenda was a statistical summary of the judical cases and the actuality of these procedures in the year of 2014 compare with the data of 2013 and occasionaly with 2012. The presentation, which was held by the head of department of the statistical analysis Mr. László Szádvári, highlighted the main issues and gave a general view of every judging level and within the level each and every case group. From the presentation it became clear that in 2014 the case load dicreased with 18 % comparing to last year.
The National Council for the Judiciary continued its work regarding the creation of the ethical codex on its session of the 8th of April, 2014.