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Hungarian courts are at the top of Europe – this was confirmed by the 2019 justice scoreboard of the European Commission where Hungary got high ranking, just like in recent years. We are at the top, even before France and Germany, regarding the digitalisation of court proceedings, electronic communication and the electronically accessible data related to pending proceedings.

The substance of the national pieces of legislation may be limited by constraints originating from obligations under international and European Union law, however, the freedom and responsibility to develop a national court system continue to fall within a State’s exclusive competence – stressed in her welcome speech Dr. Tünde Handó, President of the National Office for the Judiciary at the international conference entitled “Sovereignty in the European Area of Justice”.

National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) has signed cooperation agreement with nine universities of Hungary. The judiciary and the universities taking part in legal education will tighten their relationships in the fields of legal education, legal dissemination and research.

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May 15 was declared The International Day of Families by the United Nations (UN) in 1994. The judiciary also set a high priority on the family law and the realization of children's rights. The Government of Hungary announced the year 2012 the “Year of Child-centered Justice”, in connection with it, the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) set up a working group and a national program. 

For the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) it is a priority strategic goal to simplify access to the court. It is an important task of the courts to help clients finding their way in the world of law and jurisdiction.

According to the Act XLIII of 2017 on the Register of General Power of Attorney for litigious and non-litigious civil proceedings (hereinafter: Register) and the subsequent enforcement regulation, data can be requested from the Register.

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The next event of the THEMIS competition is coming up: semi-final D will take place between 2-5 July in Bulgary.

During the past 9 months, Hungarian courts held 2115 remote hearings, and 783 judges used the Via Video system in their proceedings.

The president of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) assigned Dr. Péter Tatár-Kis to perform the tasks of the presidency of the Budapest-Regional Court.

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The National Office for the Judiciary organizes an International Conference on the Aspects of Sovereignty in the Unifying European Area of Justice - Experiences, Challenges, Inspirations, on April 8 to 9 2019. The present conference is meant to be an annual meeting point and a professional workshop. 

The administrative model founded in 2012 was unique in its own kind, since in Hungary the central administration of the courts is not operated by the Ministry of Justice, but a self-governing body, the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ)- said dr. Tünde Handó, the president of the NOJ at the celebratory opening of the Winter Academy. 

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.

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The National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) is a leader in the employment of autistic people – said the Head of the Aura Association for Autistic Community, at the workshop organised for present and future employers at the Hungarian Academy of Justice.

On 1st January 2019, Érd District Court started to operate with eighteen judges who had previously worked at the District Court of either Budakörnyék or Budaörs. According to Dr. Tamás Gerber, President of Budapest Environs Regional Court, the balance of the first one and a half months is clearly positive: clients are very pleased with the new court, where they can deal with their cases quickly and in proper conditions thanks to the “Client Centre”.

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