Why is it impossible in Hungary to apply light forms of coercive measures in extraditions?

Present regulation of arrest for extradition One may be surprised that current Hungarian laws arrest for extradition is the only possibility for a person sought by extradition. It means that there are no alternatives of being arrested in prison while awaiting judgment in his extradition case. Nevertheless, Hungary applies a wide range of so called ‘alternative coercive measures’ such as house arrest, home curfew and…

Pre-trial detention in Hungary

Critical points in the rules and practice of the pre-trial detention In the Hungarian judicial system pre-trial detention is an often criticized issue. First of all: accused persons often have the feeling that this coercive measure is used by the investigating authorities as inquisition in order to obtain a plea agreement. Secondly: it is a…