Communication from the President of the Curia

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The President of the Curia reiterates that respect for the authority of the judiciary is a fundamental value of constitutional functioning and the rule of law. Respect for the decisions of the courts is an obligation not only for the winning party but also for the party who loses the case. Judicial decisions can, naturally, be challenged. Where remedies are available to redress an alleged error, they can be availed of. Within the framework of the available remedies any objective counterargument can be expressed. However, judges cannot be challenged as to their person, because such a challenge undermines public confidence in the courts and judges' judicial activity and violates constitutional functioning. The President of the Curia respectfully requests that attention thereto be paid.

The Communications Department of the Curia of Hungary