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…

Immigration lawyer in Hungary

Immigration is complex territory of Hungarian law as immigratin itself is also a multi-faceted phenomenon. The personal scope of immigration covers investors, family unificators, temporal workers, employees of global firms and also refugees. Immigration law regulates the long process from visas to naturalasitation through residence permits and settlement permits. Immigration law is expressing the strategy…

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…

Hungarian Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

General information Hungary’s legal system has been heavily influenced by Romano-Germanic law (continental law) therefore an important characteristic of criminal law is the comprehensive codification and the dominance of statutes as the sources of law. It can be distinguished from common law systems’ judge-made decisional law that gives primacy to prior court decisions: a previous…