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The National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) - by possessing the knowlegde accumulated in the field of digitalisation of courts - could play a major role in Hungary’s information technology export. 

The number of lawsuits pending for more than two years has been reduced to half at national level – it is a point when we need to come to a halt and acknowledge the results of the judiciary. Therefore, the reporting season is an outstanding event, when it becomes clear what  tasks the courts are dealing with – said the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) at the press conference prior to the general meeting of judges at the Tatabánya Regional Court.

On 26 February 2019, the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) negotiated the question of the new judicial remuneration system with Finance Minister Mihály Varga and dr. Pál Völner, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice. At the meeting, Dr. Tünde Handó presented the NOJ’s proposal, which was continously developed in the course of eight months, taking into account the opinion of judges and court leaders, and was finally crystallized by the end of last year. 

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Judit dr. Polgárné dr. Vida, special advisor to the president in judicial administration of the National Office for the Judiciary talked about the first customer service center opened at the Eger Regional Court in the Inforadio’s program called ‘Paragrafus’ on  5 April 2018.

Adrienn Várai-Jeges dr, judge responsible for central administrative tasks at the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) gave an interview about the training for Hungarian family law judges to Paragraph programme broadcasted by Inforadio on 22 March 2018.

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Dr. Gabriella Kiss has been entrusted with the presidential tasks at the Szeged Regional Court of Appeal starting from 1st April for a fixed period of one year – announced Dr. Tünde Handó, President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ), at the judicial general meeting.

High-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Justice (MJ) and the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) visited the future seat of the Administrative Supreme Court on 27th March 2019 in Esztergom. Dr. Pál Völner, parliamentary secretary of state of the MJ and Dr Tünde Handó, President of the NOJ have visited, inter alia, the Déli Kanonoksor historic building that is under monumental protection at no. 4. Szent István tér.

The President of the National Office for the Judiciary acted in accordance with the law in the assessement of applications for court leader posistions in 2018.

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The Hungarian Academy of Justice, as a project partner of the Academy of European Law (Europäische Rechtsakademie, ERA), seeks to help judges in all possible forms to acquire knowledge and be fully prepared in the courtroom – told Dr. András Osztovits, Director of the Hungarian Academy of Justice on the occasion of the opening of the ERA’s training course on “Basic European Union competition law” on 19 February 2019.

22 February is the international day in support of victims of crimes. On this occasion, the National Office for the Judiciary organised a scientific conference on 18 February 2019. The event is closely linked to the National Office for the Judiciary’s “National Witness Care and Victim Protection Programme” which focuses on ensuring the broadest possible support for witnesses summoned to court hearings and victims of crimes.

“The Hungarian judicial training system exhibits values that prove to be unique in comparison with other countries” – states Judge Dr. Natasa Fülöp, one of the officers responsible for the professional preparation of the New Generation Trainings. In the first week of February 2019, the Hungarian Academy of Justice organised the first remodelled, full week-long training of judges and court secretaries specialised in civil, economic and labour law.

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22 February is the European Day for Victims of Crime. For this occasion we interviewed Erika Porkoláb, leader of the National Program for Witness Care and Victim Protection.