Prof. Dr. András Zs. Varga, President of the Curia of Hungary, the Head of the Curia’s Criminal Chamber and the Head of the Curia’s International Department received Dr. Peter Frank, Federal Prosecutor General of Germany – who had been invited by Hungarian Prosecutor General Prof. Dr. Péter Polt to pay a visit to Hungary – and his colleagues at the Curia on 9 February 2023.
During the meeting, the President of the Curia and the German Federal Prosecutor General discussed the institutional similarities of the Central-European judicial systems based on the common Napoleonic model and their specificities originating from their respective constitutional developments. They agreed that criticisms by the media and political actors of judicial decisions taken with the involvement of judges, prosecutors and other judicial professionals, which primarily constitute a personal attack on the judges who take the decisions, are unacceptable and jeopardise the functioning of judicial institutions that respect the rule of law.
Budapest, 9 February 2023
The Communications Department of the Curia of Hungary