Judges are independent - the rule of law criteria are met
Each year an anonymous and voluntary survey has been carried out among judges since 2015. The survey is meant to find out how judges see the impartiality and independence of the judiciary in Hungary.
The questionnaire was filled in by the highest number of judges in 2019. Based on their answers, more than 96% of the judges consider themselves independent. 95% did not meet any conditions that would imply influence. Judges are trying to avoid situations that endanger judicial independence. 93% of the judges think that the case allocation system ensures impartial judgements.
The success of the current court management model is confirmed by the fact that more than three-quarters of judges consider administrative decisions transparent. This rate is continously increasing year by year.