On 10 February 2020, the Curia of Hungary held its first plenary session of the year in the supreme judicial forum’s ceremonial hall. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Péter Darák welcomed the Curia’s freshly seconded justices and publicly thanked retiring Heads of Department Dr. Ákos Székely and Dr. György Wellmann for their hard work.
The plenary session provided an opportunity for presenting a book of studies entitled “The 150th anniversary of the adoption of Act no. IV of 1869 on the Exercise of Judicial Authority”. The publication, gathering a series of lectures delivered at the Curia’s 2019 solemn conference, was presented by Dr. Attila Döme, Acting Head of Panel at the Curia’s Civil Department. He drew attention to the fact that the book had collected not only the written version of the aforementioned lectures but a number of revised and new studies as well.
Following the book presentation, the Curia’s justices elected the electors of the conference of delegate judges. The electors are responsible for electing the members of the National Judicial Council.
The Curia’s plenary session was also attended by Dr. Péter Polt, Prosecutor General of Hungary and Dr. György Senyei, President of the National Office for the Judiciary as well as by the authors of the various studies featuring in the presented book.
Budapest, the 10th of February 2020
Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary