Justice Minister to Tighten Rules on Conditional Release of Murder Convicts
MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.07.
Hungary’s justice ministry wants to tighten rules for releasing prisoners on parole who have taken another’s life or attempted to do so.
Minister of Justice Judit Varga said on Monday that an amendment will be submitted to parliament in the spring with a view to preventing anyone who has committed or attempted to commit murder from being released on parole.
At the same time, Varga said the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and domestic violence had no bearing on the Hungarian legal system, and she insisted that domestic laws were in any case more effective. “We won’t ratify the Convention, which also states that people are not born as men and women,” she said.
In the featured photo: Justice Minister Judit Varga. Photo by Gergely Botár/kormany.hu