The international rules on data protection in a digital universe and the fight against money laundering and corruption, i.e. the challenges and opportunities of the compliance system – these were the two main themes of the Budapest congress that took place on 28-31 October 2016 with the participation of jurists, lawyers, judges and legal scholars from all over the world. The International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats, UIA – www.uianet.org) held its annual congress in Hungary.
At the invitation of Mr. Branko Masleša, President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, a Curia delegation led by Dr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia paid a visit to Ljubljana to discuss the details of the co-operation between the two countries’ supreme judicial forums.
Dr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia inaugurated a public monument, erected as a tribute to those who fought for Hungary during the 1956 revolution and freedom fight, in a park adjacent to Budapest Street in Madrid on 19 October 2016. Later on that day, President Darák delivered a speech and bestowed decorations at a tribute concert and national day reception held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution and freedom fight.
On 30 September and 1 October 2016, the Curia’s two-member delegation, led by Chief Justice Mr. Péter Darák, participated in the 7th Assembly and Conference of the International Association of Tax Judges held in Madrid.
The event was hosted by the Supreme Court of Spain. The conference participants discussed the following topics: tax base erosion and profit shifting (OECD and BEPS), caseload control in tax matters, tax procedures in Spain, the courts’ case-law in tax matters and in value added tax cases, as well as human rights and taxation.