Office of the National Council for the Judiciary and Prosecutor General's Office
Bureau du Conseil National de la Magistrature
Szalay u. 16
Tel: +361 302 1 282
Fax: +361 332 8367
Bureau du Procureur Général de la République de Hongrie
The Prosecution Service of Hungary is an independent organisation that is connected to the Parliament by the personality of the Prosecutor General.
The Prosecution Service of the Republic of Hungary is an independent body within the state organisation.
According to the Constitution the Prosecution Service is led by the Prosecutor General who is elected by the Parliament for 6 years on the base of the recommendation of the President of the Republic. The prosecutors are subordinated to the Prosecutor General and they may be given order exclusively by the Prosecutor General and by the superior prosecutor.
Organs of the Prosecution Service:
- Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Hungary,
- Five Regional Appellate Prosecution Offices and the Appellate Military Prosecution Office,
- Capital Prosecution Office and the 19 County Prosecution Offices,
- Chief Military Prosecution Office and Territorial Prosecution Offices.
Chief prosecutors are at the head of the Capital and County Prosecution Offices and 116 local prosecution offices operate under their direction.
The number of the prosecution organisation is composed of 1600 prosecutors, of 140 junior prosecutors and of 330 trainees.
Participation in the basic and further trainings is both right and obligation for the members of the prosecution service. The participation is free of charge.
Basic training takes five semester during the three-year term of trainee-period whose aim is to prepare for the special legal examination or to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge for pursuing prosecutorial work professionally.
After the nomination of junior prosecutor there is a two-semester special prosecutorial training that is finished by a professional prosecutor examination.
From 1st January 2006. the basic training is provided by the Hungarian Centre for the Training of Prosecutors including the training of the instructors and trainees too. The further training of the prosecutors is directed by the Department for Professional Training of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
(1) there is 20-25 courses and seminars within a year for 600 prosecutors (approx.) relating to current questions of application of the law organised by the Department for Professional Training of the Prosecutor General.
(2) 250 (approx.) prosecutors take part in courses staged by other Hungarian judicial organisations;
(3) several prosecutors study within the frame of a five-semester postgraduate vocational lawyer training (at the field of criminology, of traffic law, of economic criminal law, etc.). These are supported by the prosecution service. The 15 percent of the prosecutors has second diploma.
(4) 100-120 prosecutors take part in the training programmes organised abroad for the period from 1 week until 3 weeks, mainly in the programmes suggested by the EJTN and in the base of bilateral relationships (ERA, CEPOL, ENM (France), Deutsche Richterakademie, etc.).
Annually almost 1000 prosecutors participate in organised further trainings. Their costs - that is 200.000? for a year - are paid by the budget of the prosecution service.
Office of the Prosecutor General
Markó utca 16.
Phone: (36 1) 354 5680 or (36 1) 354 5641
Fax: (36 1) 302 4213