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The President of the NOJ informed the Committee of the European Association of Judges in detail

A three-member Committee of the European Association of Judges (EAJ) visited the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) on 25 April 2019, where they received detailed information  about the functioning and the results of the judicial system and the NOJ.

„Images of Justice – Colours of Law and Court” – the regional courts received hundreds of children’s drawings  

Nearly a hundred institutions and organisations participated in the children’s drawing contest „Images of Justice – Colours of Law and Court”, set out by 11 regional courts in cooperation with Zoom Association and the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ).

Further court leaders stick up for the President of the National Office for the Judiciary 

Nearly half of the regional courts - along with presidents of district courts operating next to them - have rejected the radical move announced last week by the National Judicial Council (NJC). 

Further court leaders stick up for the President of the National Office for the Judiciary 

The decision of the National Judicial Council initiating the removal of the President of the NOJ is unfounded.

The President of the NOJ is doing her job in full compliance with the law

Some so-called “revolutionary” members of the not so legitimate National Judicial Council (NJC) are still making false accusations against the president of the NOJ. Their only goal is to create chaos as big as possible around the courts.

Judicial leaders called upon the members of the National Judicial Council to revoke their decision

We, the presidents of Debrecen Regional Court of Appeal, Eger Regional Court, Nyíregyháza Regional Court, Debrecen Regional Court and Miskolc Regional Court, and we the leaders present at the general meeting of judges at the Miskolc Regional Court are astonished by the decision of the National Judicial Council (NJC), delivered on 8th May on initiating the removal of the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) from office.

The judiciary sticks up for the President of the National Office for the Judiciary – general meeting of judges at the Regional Court of Miskolc

I have always kept the laws, I am ready for any inspection because it will only verify that I am performing my tasks with the moral decency it requires – claimed dr. Tünde Handó, President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) at the general meeting of judges reacting to the actions taken by the National Judicial Council (NJC). On Wednesday the NJC decided to turn to the Hungarian National Assembly to initiate the removal of the President of the NOJ from office. 

The court of the 21st Century – architect’s journal presents court building developments

Combining traditions and modern architectural elements, creating court management functions – all these developments to court buildings are presented in the fresh special edition of the journal published by the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) in collaboration with Octogon.

The number of pending litigation cases has dropped by more than 50%

District courts reduced the number of cases pending for more than two years from 10,110 in 2010 to 5,772, and the first-instance councils of regional courts managed to reduce 3,635 cases in 2010 to 1,771 by the end of 2018.

162 judges requested transfer to administrative courts

Judges working in the field of administrative and labour law had to declare until 30 April 2019 whether they want to continue their work at administrative courts to be established on 1 January 2020, or to remain within the ordinary court system.