Members of NJC


„The conference of delegates of the judges shall elect the 14 judge members of NJC by a majority vote in a secret ballot.”



Members of NJC shall perform their duties free of charge, in addition to their judicial work, nevertheless they shall be exempted from work to the extent necessary for the performance of their duties. Their elected role shall not affect their position or the exercise of the employer’s rights, however, the members of NJC are protected by law as they may not be recalled and disciplinary procedures may only be initiated against them with the consent of NJC.

Membership in NJC shall cease:

  1.    upon the expiry of the membership period,
  2.   upon termination of the judge’s service,
  3.    by resignation from the membership in NJC,
  4.   by a final and binding decision establishing the member’s disciplinary or criminal liability,
  5.    if the member may not exercise judicial activity due to his/her position stipulated by the act, furthermore, if the member’s judicial service is suspended or he/she becomes related to the President of the National Office for the Judiciary, or to the President or Vice-President of the Curia or the regional court of appeal or regional court,
  6.    if, due to the violation, long-term omission or serious negligence of his/her rights and obligations originating from his/her membership in the NJC, the member is excluded from his/her membership in the NJC by a resolution adopted with a two-thirds majority of the votes in the NJC or
  7. if his/her assignment to the court tier at the time of his/her election has changed, and as a consequence, the number of judges representing the given tier shall exceed the number specified by law (1 judge from the administrative and employment court, 1 judge from the regional court of appeal, 5 judges from the regional courts and 8 judges from the district courts).

The member of NJC may not exercise his/her rights and obligations resulting from his/her membership in NJC during disciplinary or criminal proceedings initiated against him/her, with the exception of proceedings initiated on private actions and by substitute private prosecutors, as well as during proceedings initiated for the establishment of his/her judicial unsuitability.

At the time of the election of the members, deputy members shall also be elected – the number of the deputy members shall correspond to the number and the levels of courts of the members elected. If a member’s membership in NJC ceases, a deputy member from the same level shall succeed automatically in the order of the votes received. If the number of the deputy members falls below 5, interim election of the deputy members shall be held, provided that the smooth operation of NJC or the quota according to the levels of courts could not be ensured otherwise.


Members of NJC in the order of the length of their service period:

Dr. Edit Hilbert: regional court criminal judge, the President of the Buda Environs Regional Court

Dr. Sándor Szabó: regional court criminal judge, head of unit at the Szombathely Regional Court

Dr. Péter Darák: President of the Curia

Dr. Judit Fatalin: regional court of appeal criminal judge, judge at Budapest Capital Regional Court of Appeal

Dr. Zoltán Rochlitz: regional court criminal judge, presiding judge at Szolnok Regional Court

Dr. Csaba Vasvári: honorary criminal judge at the regional court, head of unit at the Central District Court of Pest

Dr. Zoltán Léhmann: criminal judge, Vice-President of Vác District Court

Dr. Viktor Vadász: criminal judge at the Budapest Capital Regional Court

Dr. Bálint Gaider: criminal judge at the District Court of Zalaegerszeg

Dr. Tamás Matusik: criminal judge, head of unit at the Central District Court of Buda

Dr. Katalin Csontos: civil judge at the District Court of Salgótarján