Jurisprudence-analysing working groups

The Curia of Hungary, in order to harmonise the administration of justice within the Hungarian judiciary, operates jurisprudence-analysing working groups which have the duty to analyse practices in the administration of justice and to prepare non-binding summary opinions on the result of their investigation. The topics to be investigated are determined annually by the President of the Curia.

The jurisprudence-analysing working groups have so far addressed and prepared summary opinions in the following issues:

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to protection-of-possession proceedings instituted before local government notaries (summary report published on 17 May 2018);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to maintenance of relatives (summary report published on 14 May 2018);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to election proceedings and referendum proceedings (summary report published on 14 March 2018);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on employers’ liability for employees’ health damage (summary report published on 14 March 2018);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence related to the practical and theoretical questions of the extent of proof (quantum of evidence) required for determining a case (summary report published on 29 January 2018);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to the prohibition of abuse of rights (summary report published on 12 July 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on coercive measures restricting personal liberty (summary report published on 28 June 2017);

  • the labour courts’ jurisprudence on the breach of the principle of equal treatment (summary report published on 26 June 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in condominium-related cases (summary report published on 19 June 2017);

  • the enforcement of the requirements of the Fundamental Law of Hungary in the courts’ jurisprudence (summary report published on 25 May 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in public procurement-related cases (summary report published on 30 March 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to the right to freedom of assembly (summary report published on 14 February 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on executive officers’ liability to creditors (summary report published on 6 February 2017);

  • the status of liquidators in proceedings instituted upon a complaint under section 51 of the Insolvency Act (summary report published on 6 February 2017);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in land registration cases (summary report published on 3 October 2016);

  • the legal consequences of the unlawful termination of employment (summary report published on 6 June 2016);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in cases related to value added tax deductions (summary report published on 6 June 2016);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in regulatory offence cases (summary report published on 10 May 2016);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence in criminal offences violating certain fundamental rights (summary report published on 9 May 2016);

  • the courts’ case-law on the termination of co-ownership (summary report published on 7 April 2016);

  • the courts’ case-law on legal aid (summary report published on 4 April 2016);

  • the Curia’s not-on-the-merits decisions (summary report published on 7 December 2015);

  • the rules of court proceedings in administrative cases (summary report published on 24 November 2015);

  • the judicial review of the decisions of the Dispute Resolution Board of Government Officials (summary report published on 24 November 2015);

  • the courts’ decision-drafting practices in criminal matters (summary report published on 10 September 2015);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on expropriation cases (summary report published on 22 June 2015);

  • defence rights in court proceedings (summary report published on 28 April 2015);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on dismissals by notice and immediate dismissals (summary report published on 23 March 2015);

  • expert evidence in court proceedings (summary report published on 12 February 2015);

  • the courts’ jurisprudence on parallel litigation (summary report published on 4 February 2015);

  • the applicability of the legal consequences of invalidity to loan agreements (summary report published on 3 February 2015);

  • refugee law-related jurisprudence (summary report published on 20 October 2014);

  • results of the analysis of the jurisprudence on the estimation process used in the determination of personal income tax liability (summary report published on 3 July 2014);

  • the assessment of the lawfulness of indictments in criminal cases (summary report published on 13 May 2014);

  • the application of European Union law: experiences gained from preliminary ruling procedures (summary report published on 14 March 2014);

  • the analysis of administrative procedural law (summary report published on 17 February 2014);

  • the analysis of the drafting of court decisions (summary report published on 13 February 2014);

  • the practice of quashing court decisions by the appellate courts (summary report published on 12 February 2014);

  • the assessment of a country as a safe third country in non-litigious refugee cases (summary report published on 26 September 2013);

  • the impact of the entry into force of the new Labour Code on labour jurisprudence (summary report published on 26 September 2013);

  • the analysis of proceedings in connection with the return of children abducted to Hungary (summary report published on 10 June 2013);

  • the practice of the application of provisions on social insurance benefits for persons with disabilities (summary report published on 25 April 2013);

  • the practice of quashing criminal decisions in 2012 (summary report published on 22 February 2013);

  • the analysis of procedural issues in administrative cases (summary report published on 21 February 2013);

  • the assessment of a country as a safe third country in non-litigious refugee cases (summary progress report published on 17 December 2012);

  • the civil and administrative case-law related to financial supports (summary report published on 17 December 2012);

  • the assessment of unfair unilateral modifications of the general terms and conditions applied by financial institutions in loan contracts (summary report published on 12 December 2012).