Prisons in Hungary

According to legal definitions the Hungarian Prison Service is an armed law enforcement agency that carries out measures and sentences of imprisonment and criminal procedure enforcement measures and also executes confinements of fine defaulters. The Prison Service is subordinated to the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of Interior is responsible for the Prison Service and…

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…