ELTE Law Journal

Continuity and New Perspectives – Editorial

  Miklós Király – Tamás Szabados   Continuity and New Perspectives – Editorial   The first issue of the ELTE Law Journal was published in 2013. Since then, the journal has been through its childhood and reached the age of maturity. Readers could read through fourteen issues of the journal and the ELTE Law Journal became […]

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ELTE Faculty of Law 350th Anniversary Conference Series – Editorial to the Symposium Section

  Attila Menyhárd   ELTE Faculty of Law 350th Anniversary Conference Series – Editorial to the Symposium Section   Our Faculty celebrated the 350th anniversary of its establishment on the 23rd February 2017. This anniversary was a landmark in the history of our Faculty, which provided us with the opportunity to remember our roots, to […]

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The Dispositive and the Cogent in Sentencing: Theoretical Issues and an International Overview

  István Ambrus *   The Dispositive and the Cogent in Sentencing: Theoretical Issues and an International Overview   I Introduction With an absolutely indeterminate criminal sanction, the lawmaker intends only to codify which acts should constitute an offence; the determination of the type and degree of penalty is left to the judiciary. At the […]

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The Driving Forces of the Penal Policy of Hungary in the 2010s with Special Regard to the Preparation of the Criminal Code of 2012

  Miklós Lévay*   The Driving Forces of the Penal Policy of Hungary in the 2010s with Special Regard to the Preparation of the Criminal Code of 2012   The concept of codification has always meant – and still means – more than a simple act of legislation in the Hungarian jurisprudence and legal culture. […]

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The Criminal Justice System and Tools of Investigating International Organised Crime

  Éva Inzelt*   The Criminal Justice System and Tools of Investigating International Organised Crime   I Introduction The aim of the research is to assess the presence of international organised crime in Hungary. In our research, we focused on the investigation of crimes classed as priorities by the European Union under EMPACT[1]. The research […]

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The Principles of the New Code of Criminal Procedure

  Árpád Erdei*   The Principles of the New Code of Criminal Procedure   Just about two weeks ago, on June 9, 2017, in a lecture delivered at the annual Meeting of the Teachers of Criminal Sciences, I still maintained that the debate in the National Assembly might introduce significant, and hopefully positive, changes to […]

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Sacrificing Core Criminal Procedural Principles on the Altar of Efficiency

  Péter Hack*   Sacrificing Core Criminal Procedural Principles on the Altar of Efficiency   This essay attempts to give a brief presentation of the main new features of the new Code of Criminal Procedure. After comparing the conceptual ideas determining the new code with the concept of the old version, my conclusion is that […]

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Relative Procedural Errors

  Georgina Horváth*   Relative Procedural Errors[1]   I Introductory Thoughts Through the example of ‘relative procedural errors’, this study analyses whether Act XC of 2017 on the Criminal Procedure (hereinafter referred to as ‘the new CP’) ensures that procedural safeguards will be respected, bearing in mind its new provisions that aim to simplify and […]

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The Interpretation of Legal Force in the New Hungarian Code of Criminal Procedure

  Eszter Király*   The Interpretation of Legal Force in the New Hungarian Code of Criminal Procedure   I Introduction  Birthdays are normally happy events, celebrated in an atmosphere of festivity. This conference is one of the series of conferences organised to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the Law School of the […]

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Special Procedures Provided for in the New Hungarian Code of Criminal Procedure

  Barbara Mohácsi*   Special Procedures Provided for in the New Hungarian Code of Criminal Procedure   I Introduction Traditionally, Hungarian criminal procedural law recognises three types of criminal procedures. The process of criminal prosecution is governed by the general rules. Where justified by a special circumstance, it is nevertheless possible to derogate from the […]

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Certain Aspects of the Right to Human Dignity in the Light of the New Code of Criminal Procedure

  Katalin Holé*   Certain Aspects of the Right to Human Dignity in the Light of the New Code of Criminal Procedure*   I The Right to Human Dignity in the Legal System   The title of my lecture provides a wide opportunity for the analysis of the rules of criminal procedure, because the right […]

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Distant Cousins: The Exhaustion of Local Remedies in Customary International Law and in the European Human Rights Contexts

  Tamás Kende*   Distant Cousins: The Exhaustion of Local Remedies in Customary International Law and in the European Human Rights Contexts   Article 35(1) of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECtHR) provides that it is an admissibility criterion for a matter to heard by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that all […]

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Do We Need a General Regulation on Prescription in Administrative Law?

  Wojciech Piątek*   Do We Need a General Regulation on Prescription in Administrative Law?   I Introduction Discussion of the necessity of passing a statute concerning general provisions of Polish administrative law is still present within Polish legal doctrine. Projects on such a regulation were undertaken in 1988, 1997 and 2008,[1] but none of […]

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