Dr. Ákos Székely

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Vice-President of the Curia of Hungary

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Dr. Ákos Székely graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1981. The same year he became a trainee, then in 1983 a public notary at the Local Court of Esztergom. He was appointed judge at the Buda Central Districts Court where he heard criminal cases. In 1991 and 1992 he was vice-president of the court in respect of criminal matters. In 1992 he moved to the Criminal Department of Budapest Metropolitan Court where he became head of panel in 1995. In 2009 he was appointed to the Budapest Court of Appeal and in 2012 he moved to the Curia. On 17 February 2014 he was appointed head of the Criminal Department of the Curia. Between 17 February and 31 August 2020 he acted as head of panel temporarily entrusted with the administrative management of the Criminal Department. On 1 September 2020 he was appointed Vice-President of the Curia.

He is a member of the Service Tribunal at the Budapest Metropolitan Court, a member of the Disciplinary Tribunal of Public Notaries at the Curia, and he takes part in the examination of bailiffs. He has been a member of the professional exam committee since 1997 in the field of criminal substantive and procedural law and law enforcement. Since 2007 he has been a visiting lecturer and examiner at Deák Ferenc Institute of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, teaching criminal law within second degree training. He co-authors the electronic and printed commentaries to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. He is co-author of the Handbook of Criminal Law published in 2007 by Complex and Handbook I-II of Criminal Procedural Law published in 2011 by Novissima within the series of professional exam handbooks.