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At the meeting, György Senyei emphasized that the Czech Republic and Hungary are linked not only by their geographical proximity and common history, but also by the Roman and Continental legal roots of the two legal systems, as well as the simultaneous change of regime and accession to the European Union.

With 133 votes in favor, 4 votes against and 23 abstention, the Parliament accepted the bill on the establishment of one-level district office procedures, also including the salary increase for prosecutors and judges at the plenary session on 17 December 2019.

Pursuant to Article 25 (6) of the Fundamental Law, the National Assembly elected dr. György Barna Senyei on 10 December 2019 as President of the National Office for the Judiciary by 151 votes in favor, 12 against and 0 abstentions.

About the courts

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.

The National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) has created a cultured, convenient, simple, fast and secure administration environment for the satisfaction of its clients, thus Hungary has added a new chapter in the area of developments in the field of court support - emphasized dr. Árpád Répássy, vice-president of the NOJ, at the closing event of the Operational Program for Public Administration and Public Service Development (KÖFOP).


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.


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.