Justice Ministry: Hungary's courts among best in Europe

Hungary's Justice Ministry has revealed the reasons why Hungarian courts are now being classed among Europe’s most efficient.

Hungary’s Justice Ministry has said recent changes to procedural law, better financing of the court system and administrative improvements made by the National Judicial Office (OBH) have resulted in Hungarian courts now being classed among Europe’s most efficient.

Data of the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) show that Hungary has the second lowest administrative backlog of lawsuits and the European Commission’s Justice Scoreboard suggests Hungarian courts are the fifth fastest when it comes to resolving family-law, economic, civil and administrative lawsuits.

According to MTI, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) says that the number of Hungarian-related pending cases has been drastically reduced in recent years. The ministry said CEPEJ findings on the duration of court proceedings did not relate to the current situation and instead reflected problems concerning case backlogs from years ago which had been resolved in the meantime.

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