Structure, duties and members of NJC
Information about National Judicial Council
The National Judicial Council (NJC) is the supervisory body of the central administration. The seat of the NJC is in Budapest. The NJC is composed of 15 members. The President of the Curia is delegated by the Act CLXI of 2011 on the Organisation and Administration of Courts. The other 14 judge members of the NJC are elected in a secret ballot by majority vote at the meeting of the delegated judges. On the first election are elected 1 judge of the regional court of appeal, 5 judges of the regional courts, 7 judges of the district courts and 1 administrative and labour judge.
The NJC has started its operation on March 15th , 2012.
The President and Vice President of the NJC
The NJC is represented and led by the President.
The presidential position of the NJC shall be filled by members on a rotational basis; members shall rotate every 6 months in the following manner: the first to fill the position shall be the judge with the longest judicial service, followed by the other members in descending order of the length of their judicial service.
The President of the NJC, if unable to work, shall be substituted by the Vice President. The position of the Vice President shall be filled on a rotational basis in the following manner: the first to fill the position of the Vice President shall be the judge with the second longest judicial service and will be followed by the other members in a descending order of the length of their judicial service.