Team Hungary has won the judges’ praise once more at the Themis finals in Bordeaux

The Hungarian team has prepared an excellent written project at the 4-day-long championship, organized by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN). The team of trainee judges has returned home with a medal and a certificate, along with the judges’ praise for their thoughtful opinions and written work.

Hungarian judges rated their independence level high in the ENCJ survey

Since 2015, the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) has been publishing an integrity questionnaire for judges every year to understand the processes and circumstances relating the integrity of the judiciary. The NOJ continuously strives to keep the questions clear and up-to-date and the questionnaires’ length limited to keep the target group motivated in participation, while providing lots of information at the same time.

Promotion of values and responsibility – Sustainable Values Program (SVP) of the judiciary has been launched

The president of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) announced the Sustainable Values Program (SVP), consisting of three pillars, with the aim of transmitting the values of the judiciary for the posterity by relying on past traditions and results already achieved.

Huge success in Sofia – the Hungarian team won 1st place in the THEMIS semi-finals

The team of Hungarian trainee judges won the D semi-finals of the EJTN-organised THEMIS professional competition, thus making it the all-time most successful Hungarian team in the history of the event.

Permanently at the top of Europe

Hungarian courts are at the top of Europe – this was confirmed by the 2019 justice scoreboard of the European Commission where Hungary got high ranking, just like in recent years. We are at the top, even before France and Germany, regarding the digitalisation of court proceedings, electronic communication and the electronically accessible data related to pending proceedings.

Sovereignty and identity – national and European experts exchange views on national courts

The substance of the national pieces of legislation may be limited by constraints originating from obligations under international and European Union law, however, the freedom and responsibility to develop a national court system continue to fall within a State’s exclusive competence – stressed in her welcome speech Dr. Tünde Handó, President of the National Office for the Judiciary at the international conference entitled “Sovereignty in the European Area of Justice”.

Research, education, dissemination – cooperation agreement with the participants of the dean meeting

National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) has signed cooperation agreement with nine universities of Hungary. The judiciary and the universities taking part in legal education will tighten their relationships in the fields of legal education, legal dissemination and research.

The Digital Court could be Hungary’s new „export item”

The National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) - by possessing the knowlegde accumulated in the field of digitalisation of courts - could play a major role in Hungary’s information technology export. 

Results achieved by the power of community – general meeting at the Tatabánya Regional Court

The number of lawsuits pending for more than two years has been reduced to half at national level – it is a point when we need to come to a halt and acknowledge the results of the judiciary. Therefore, the reporting season is an outstanding event, when it becomes clear what  tasks the courts are dealing with – said the President of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) at the press conference prior to the general meeting of judges at the Tatabánya Regional Court.

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.