Pre-trial detention of EU national in Hungary- constitutional limitations of Criminal Law

Recently F.’s case raised questions regarding the constitutional guarantees of a fair criminal procedure. F was national of another EU country and he was accused by Hungarian police of the misdemeanor of theft by way of pickpocketing. According to the indictment, F. Q. reached into the coat of a customer in a café to find values, but upon…

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…

Hungarian Migration and Immigration Law

Migration and Immigration Law in Hungary Migration and Immigration Law are very complex legal areas.  The reason is because migration and immigration as social phenomena are complex too in themselves. The personal scope of migration law covers a wide range of individuals from investors, skilled workers, permanent employees, employees of multinational companies to asylum seekers,…

Lawyers in Hungary

Regulation on Attorneys at Law In Hungary lawyers providing legal representation for their clients are called attorneys. The basic legal source about the activity of attorneys and the attorney-client relationships is the Act XI of 1998 on Attorneys at Law. Activities of Attorneys at Law in Hungary There are some services which may be provided…

Extraditions in Hungary

This article is to provide basic information about extraditions in Hungary. For the sake of easy understanding the legal provisions are slightly simplified so it must be stressed that in order to get adequate and precise advise you should consult a professional or the original text of the relevant act. The Law of Extraditions covers both substantial and procedural rules.…

Legal possibilities to fight against the execution of European Arrest Warrants in Hungary

This article is to provide basic information about the execution of European Arrest Warrants (EAW) in Hungary . For the sake of easy understanding the legal provisions are a slightly  simplified so it must be stressed that in order to get  adequate and precise advise you should consult a counsel or the original text of the relevant act. It is a…