The conference analysing the situation of the code of substantive criminal law of November of 2022 in the ceremonial hall of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. During the event, organized by the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law and supported by the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc, the audience was able to get a general insight into, besides the status quo of the Hungarian criminal law, the relevant issues of the countries of the Central European region and the current criminological tendencies in the area.
The program was opened by Dr. Judit Varga, Minister of Justice and Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Vice-President of the Hungarian Surpreme Court. The I. panel, moderated by Prof. Dr. János Ede Szilágyi (FMI, director), was commenced with the presentation of Dr. Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior, who discussed the gained experience from the perspective of the investigating authorities regarding the 10 years of the code. After the minister, Prof. Dr. Péter Polt, Prosecutor General and Prof. Dr. Ágnes Czine, Member of the Constitutional Court of Hungary shared their experience and personal opinion from the point of view of the prosecution service and the Constitutional Court, highlighting both the results and the future challanges. Dr. György Senyei, President of the National Office for the Judiciary drew our attention to certain aspects of the formation and the training of the criminal judges. Dr. Zsolt Csák, Head of the Criminal Chamber of the Hungarian Surpreme Court gave us a brief overview concerning the law unification activity in connection with the criminal code in power. Dr. István Kónya, Ministerial Commissioner of the Ministry of Justice emphasized the practical advantages of the code in the light of the positive results of criminal statistics. János Schmehl, Major General, Deputy Director General for Security and Incarceration, held his presentation concerning the effects of the more and more strict criminal policy in the field of law enforcement. The panel was closed with the speech of Dr. János Bánáti, President of the Hungarian Bar Association, who shared his thoughts from the defender’s perspective regarding certain practical aspects.
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