Blind Justice: Crime, Corruption and Justice in Hungary
Scan day: 07 February 2014 UTC
Description: [Central Europe Review] (July 26, 1999)
Announcement: Central Europe Review - Crime, Corruption and Justice in Hungary Crime and police corruption in Hungary The implementation of new rules pertaining to the punishment of minor offences has once again brought crime and its social costs to public attention. The new fines are higher, and there is nothing to stop the police from pocketing the proceeds. And the lawyers are even more corrupt than the police. The rule of law might very well prevail on Hungary on paper, but in practice a quite different picture emerges - one of arbitrary arrest, of incompetence and indifference. We are not confronted here with a few rotten apples spoiling the contents of the barrel, but with a system which tolerates corruption, where bribery is an accepted oiling of the machinery, where an appropriate ethos of professional pride is entirely lacking.
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