Family law training for judges: rights of the child 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. 

An international mediation conference is being organised again by the NOJ in autumn

With the titel „The social embeddedness of court annexed mediation” an international conference is being organised by the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) at the Hungarian Academy of Justice from 17th to18th October 2018.

Dutch-Hungarian cooperation for the development of judge-training

The representatives of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) on 18 June 2018 reciprocated a visit by the colleagues of the Dutch Training and Study Center for the Judiciary (SSR) to Budapest. The topic was the development and the operation of the training systems of the two countries, in particular the so-called New Generation and Leadership trainings that are preparing for the judicial profession.

Conference organized by the NOJ on King Matthias

Whether King Matthias was a just ruler or he was glorified as a hero only after his death even he participated in costly wars and introduced new heavy taxes? Among others, these are some of the questions that lawyers and historians will be discussing  in the next conference on the courts' history  organized by the NOJ, at the start of next week in the city of Visegrád.

44 applications have been evaluated in the second round of the selection procedure for administrative judges

944 applications were submitted for the 44 vacancies in the second round of the selection procedure for administrative judges.

There are no secrets around judicial applications

In the last six years the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) has regularly reported on the results of the judicial applications to the National Judicial Council, the presidents of the courts and the Parliament – in compliance with this obligation determined by law. These reports and other related news had been published on the website of the courts continuously, while the persons concerned had been informed in detail by their competent court leaders.

Visiting of the participants of the AIAKOS Exchange Program

In the framework of the program named AIAKOS organised by the European Judicial Training Network, a group of 14 secretary judges and junior judges visited Hungary between  14-18 May 2018, in order to have an insight on the functioning of the Hungarian judicial system.

Speech technology and camera practice: training of court press officers

Judicial press officers have participated in the training of television and radio practices as well as in speech technology training organized by the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ). The two-day training was hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Justice on 14 – 15 May 2018.

The operation of the National Judicial Council is not lawful

The National Judicial Council has 15 members. The cardinal act also specifies how many members shall come from the different levels of the court system. At the moment, the Council does not have 15 members and the representation of certain levels  is not realized. Therefore, the operation of the Council cannot be considered lawful.

Last year over 21,000 people took part in the witness care programme announced by the National Office for the Judiciary

Dr. Erika Porkoláb, who is responsible for the „Witness care and victim protection programme” of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) at national level, spoke on the radio show „Paragrafus” of Inforádió on 3 May 2018.