Election of the new National Judicial Council of Hungary

On 8 January 2024 the 128 judge-delegates elected the 14 new National Judicial Council (NJC) members. Subsequently, 14 new substitute members were also elected on 15 January. The first meeting of the new NJC will take place within 15 days of the election. The first meeting will elect the NJC’s President and the Deputy-President for a 3-year term with a possibility of re-election. The term of the newly elected Council ends in January 2030. The election process lasted between September 2023 and 15 January 2024. The NJC members were elected by delegates, that had been elected by judges at their respective courts. 

While we have not found evidence that would indicate that the election process of the NJC as a whole was seriously damaged, several factors demonstrate that political and administrative pressure was exerted on the election process of the new NJC.

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