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Legal system changed in harmony with international norms

Ministry of Justice, October 1, 2015 12:33 PM

Hungary was compelled to change its legal system in an emergency in order to be able to face the unprecedented migration pressure which is currently afflicting the European Union; however, we did so in harmony with the international legal norms, in the interest of ensuring compliance with the Schengen Agreement prescribing the protection of the borders and the Dublin Regulations which require the registration of refugees, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi wrote in response to the criticisms levelled at Hungary in connection with the migration crisis in a letter published on the website of the French daily Le Figaro on 30 September 2015.

Secretary General of CE left meeting in a positive frame of mind

Ministry of Justice, September 29, 2015 10:42 AM

The Hungarian Justice Minister takes the view that Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CE) and his team of lawyers left the meeting conducted with him on Monday in Strasbourg „in a fundamentally positive frame of mind”.

Hungary is observing all international norms

Ministry of Justice, September 28, 2015 6:35 PM

Hungary is observing, and will continue to observe all international norms, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi stated after he had talks with Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.

The migration problem must be handled outside Europe

Ministry of Justice, September 15, 2015 2:02 PM

The problem of migration must be handled outside Europe, otherwise we will be in endless discussion about new multitudes of refugees and their distribution, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi told Greek news portal

Minister Trócsányi on the Management of Mass Migration

Ministry of Justice, September 4, 2015 4:16 PM

Minister of Justice László Trócsányi delivered a keynote speech on the Bill on the Management of Mass Migration in the Hungarian National Assembly on 4 September 2015. Translation of the speech as it was delivered.

Organisers of people smuggling can be sentenced to up to twenty years in prison

Ministry of Justice, September 4, 2015 2:59 PM

Organisers of people smuggling could receive prison sentences of ten to twenty years, according to a proposed amendment tabled by the Legislative Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.

No excuse for discrimination and persecution

Ministry of Justice, September 3, 2015 10:55 AM

There is no excuse for discrimination and persecution; to repeat this over and over again is not some sort of mania or an act of self-scolding but merely the act of facing up to our responsibility, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi said on 2 September 2015 in Szeged at the opening ceremony of the 9th Szeged Autumn Jewish Cultural Festival which was also attended by Mór Ilan, Israel’s Ambassador to Hungary.

Minister of Justice holds meetings in Berlin

Ministry of Justice, August 31, 2015 7:51 PM

Minister László Trócsányi’s negotiating partners spoke with praise about the fact that Hungary is handling the refugee issue in the spirit of the Dublin III Regulation, Mr. Trócsányi told Hungarian news agency MTI in a telephone statement on 31 August.

Every state has the right to protect its borders

Ministry of Justice, August 28, 2015 11:27 AM

Every sovereign state has the right and responsibility to protect its own borders and accordingly we must take all permissible action against those who contravene European norms in the interests of protecting the citizens of Hungary and the European Union, the Minister of Justice declared.

Government to tighten legislation on dealing with migrants and people smuggling

Ministry of Justice, August 25, 2015 6:27 PM

The Government will put forward new legislation which can provide a “legal barrier” for Hungary’s border, following the physical barrier, Secretary of State Róbert Répássy has said.