International conference in Poland on the rule of law

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8 November 2022

Prof. Dr. András Zs. Varga, President of the Curia of Hungary and Dr. Márta Ábrahám, Director of the Curia’s Werbőczy Research Institute participated at a conference entitled “The Rule of Law – in Search of a Standard of Control”, held in Warsaw on 7-9 November 2022.

The invitees of the conference, organised by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland, included mainly acclaimed academics and internationally renowned legal scholars, who presented the intellectual roots and national experiences of the rule of law and discussed the place of the judge in the separation of powers, the independent judiciary and the moral judge. The conference participants also reviewed the issue of the compliance with the requirement of the rule of law from the perspectives of Spain, Germany, Hungary and the European Union, in addition, they analysed the Venice Commission’s rule of law criteria and the implementation of the principle of the rule of law in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

The President of the Curia of Hungary delivered a lecture on “The interpretation of the principle of the rule of law from the perspective of Hungary”. In his speech, the Hungarian Chief Justice presented the development of the concepts of the formal and substantive rule of law in Hungary, the case-law of the Constitutional Court of Hungary on the interpretation of the rule of law, and the position of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission and the Venice Commission on the situation of the rule of law in Hungary.

Budapest, 11 November 2022

The Communications Department of the Curia of Hungary