The President of the Curia was bestowed with a highly distinguished Austrian state order of merit on 20 November 2017. The Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria (Großes Goldenes Ehrenzeichen am Bande für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich) was bestowed on Dr. Péter Darák in the premises of the Palace of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Austria in Vienna. This is the second most prestigious Austrian state decoration of honour that can be awarded to heads of governments, ministers and parliament chairpersons. The even more illustrious version of the decoration can be bestowed exclusively upon heads of states.
The decoration was bestowed by Vice Chancellor and Minister of Justice Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter who, in his laudatory speech, emphasised the importance of Austro-Hungarian relations. Hon.-Prof. Dr. Eckart Ratz, President of the Austrian Supreme Court stressed the significance of the activities carried out by the President of the Curia in the service of justice.
Budapest, the 21st of November 2017
Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary