HUNGARY: A Constitutional Crisis in the Hungarian Judiciary

Amnesty International Hungary published a report jointly with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee with regard to the independence of the judiciary in Hungary. The report relies for its analysis on findings by the European Association of Judges and the European Commission.

“Beyond growing attempts by Hungarian authorities to exert political control over independent institutions, including courts, the independence of the judiciary in Hungary is severely threatened by a prolonged conflict between key judicial actors that is jeopardizing the effective oversight of court administration. The person responsible for court administration, the President of the National Judicial Office (NJO) is not cooperating with the judicial oversight body, resulting in a “constitutional crisis”. “

Read the full report here.

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