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At its meeting on 6 December 2019, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice heard dr. György Barna Senyei, the candidate for the presidency of the National Office for the Judiciary. The committee voted in favor of the candidate with 10 yes and 1 abstention. 

The National Judicial Council (NJC) made a unanimous decision, supporting dr. György Senyei's nomination as president of the National Office for the Judiciary – announced NJC spokesman dr. Viktor Vadász at a press conference held at the NOJ. The NJC heard the presidential candidate this morning.

Prof. dr. Richard Susskind, writer and future research lawyer, discussed the future of online courts and justice with dr. Tünde Handó, president of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) and dr. Péter Darák, president of the Curia, at a roundtable discussion on Walters Kluwer Legal Innovation Day.

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With 12 votes in favor, no votes against and one abstention, the Parliamentary Committee on Justice voted in favor of an amendment to close the debate that would allow the comprehensive reform of remuneration for judges and prosecutors. 

The main topic was the presentation of the innovations of the Digital Court project during the visit of the delegation of the Slovak Ministry of Justice.

Judges’ wages will increase by more than 60% - announced Judit Varga, Minister of Justice, Árpád Répássy, vice president of the NOJ and Péter Polt, Attorney General, at a joint press conference.

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The judiciary is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the EU

As in previous years, the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) welcomes trainee judges, secretary judges and junior judges in the framework of the AIAKOS Exchange Program, organised by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN).

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. 

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The International Conference on Courts and Communication was organized for the seventh time this year on 10-11 October by the National Office for the Judiciary, and attracted around 80 guests from 19 countries.

This year the annual two-week-long, short-term program by the European Judicial Training Network was held from the 16th of September. The Hungarian judiciary welcomed foreign judges from all around Europe. This year there were 12 participants from Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland, France, Poland and Estonia. The programs took place in Budapest on the first week, and then in Debrecen and Győr on the second week. 

A Werbőczy Mundus scholar will spend his internship at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg for the first time in history. Starting in September a Hungarian lawyer will spend several months at the Strasbourg-based European institution along with his fellows working at the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier and at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg.

Sustainable Values Program – Green Court

Since the beginning of their existence, courts not only have been serving the truth, but the local community as well: judges have always been transmitters of culture by setting example and direction for their members.

Sustainable Values Program – Families in focus

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. 

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.