György Mailáth Scientific Competition

Effective from 2014 the President of the National Office for the Judiciary stages scientific competitions to the memory of judge royal György Mailáth, the former President of the Hungarian Royal Curia.In these competitions law students and judicial employees can participate in different sections and submit papers to the sections of civil law, criminal law, labour law, administrative law, European law and general judicial administration. In all cases the paper ideas are closely related to the judiciary practice. The fundamental expectation the papers must meet is that the selected topic is discussed with academic rigour. The projects are then assessed by the Evaluation Committee the members of which represent all levels of the judicial organisation.


György Ráth History and Tradition Upholding Competition

Every year the National Office for the Judiciary stages a competition for general courts and the courts of appeal in judicial history and tradition upholding thereby supporting activities focusing of judicial history and tradition upholding.

The competition is named after György Ráth, one of the most learned jurist, judge, high court of cassation judge of his age, who then also served as the president of council of the Royal Court of Appeal. He has also done a lot to promote Hungarian fine and applied arts and in 1881 organised the National Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts.

The subject matters of the competition may include: research work, making a film clip, organising a memorial or plaque initiation ceremony or refurbishment, organising an exhibition (relating in particular to judicial themed history exhibition and conference round tours), organisation of judicial history themed conferences (relating in particular to judicial themed history exhibition and conference round tours), preparation of publications and the restoration of historical objects.


Jablonszky and Wagner Programme

Introduced in 2014, the objective of the internal application system is to improve the sense of the well-being of clients and the working conditions of employees at the courts by making use of amounts available under tenders published for refurbishment aids. Based on the favourable experiences gained, now we can conclude that the tendering system is extremely successful, and proved to be one of the most efficient vehicles to spend available funds, in line with the strategic objectives of the President of NOJ. 

This tendering process can properly explore minor but justified development needs that are frequently overlooked in the shadow of major scale developments and thus can make good local deficiencies those of which only the users of the buildings are aware. The tendering process creates equal opportunities among courts, rewards creativity, preparations and foundations. This manner of access to funding improved the investment culture of the judiciary organisation and, as a result of close cooperation, increases the number of investments that are both important to participants and increase their satisfaction. Against this background, NOJ decided to continue using this tendering system and expanded the scope of developments for which tender funding is available.