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…

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…