PARDON SYSTEM IN HUNGARY AND EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE

Anita Nagy

Abstract


This article introduces the Hungarian Presidential pardon and new compulsory Presidential pardon system. It is based on research carried out in the Ministry of Justice at the Pardon Department, where several dozen petition pardons were analyzed. In connection with the compulsory presidential pardon the article examines the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, which has condemned Hungary for its adoption of real (whole) life imprisonment. Results from a study of petitions for pardon are given.


Keywords


pardon – conditional release – ECHR – life imprisonment – empirical research

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