A new structure within the Hungarian judicial system to deal with legal disputes in public administration will be implemented before January 2020.
Justice Minister László Trócsányi said the Justice Ministry will submit draft legislation to parliament this year to set up public administration courts.
The minister said the government had decided to set up public administrative courts to raise the “level of professional quality” in such procedures. The system will also ensure more effective control over decision-making in public institutions.
According to MTI, the government plans to set up eight regional public administration courts supervised by a new Supreme Administrative Court.
“The bodies of judicial self-governance will have a key role in appointing judges and administrative judges will be required to have an expertise in public administration,” MTI states.
Trócsányi said the “dilemmas regarding administrative courts” include defining the role of the justice minister in the courts’ management while preserving judicial independence and the separation of the branches of power.
“It remains to be decided whether the minister’s role should be restricted to the budget and general staffing issues or whether he should also have a role in appointing judges, too,” he added.