Minister of Justice (Hungary)

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The Minister of Justice of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarország igazságügyi minisztere) is a member of the Hungarian cabinet and the head of the Ministry of Justice. The current justice minister is László Trócsányi.

The position was called People's Commissar of Justice (Hungarian: igazságügyi népbiztos) during the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919, Minister of Justice and Law Enforcement (Hungarian: igazságügyi és rendészeti miniszter) from 2006 to 2010 and Minister of Public Administration and Justice (Hungarian: közigazgatási és igazságügyi miniszter) between 2010 and 2014.

This page is a list of Ministers of Justice of Hungary.

Ministers of Justice (1848–1919)Edit

Hungarian Kingdom (1848–1849)Edit

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Ferenc Deák
(1803–1876)
17 March 1848 2 October 1848 Opposition Party Batthyány Last Diet
1 (1848)
2  

 

Committee of National Defence 2 October 1848 14 April 1849 Committee of National Defence

Hungarian State (1849)Edit

Parties   Opposition Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Committee of National Defence 14 April 1849 2 May 1849 Committee of National Defence 1 (1848)
2   Sebő Vukovics
(1811–1872)
2 May 1849 11 August 1849 Opposition Party Szemere

After the collapse of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Kingdom became an integral part of the Austrian Empire until 1867, when dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was created.

Hungarian Kingdom (1867–1918)Edit

Parties   Deák Party/Liberal Party/National Party of Work   National Constitution Party   F48P/F48P–Károlyi   Civic Democratic Party (PDP)   Civic Radical Party (PRP)   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Boldizsár Horvát
(1822–1898)
20 February 1867 5 June 1871 Deák Party Andrássy
DP
3 (1865)
4 (1869)
2   István Bittó
(1822–1903)
5 June 1871 14 November 1871 Deák Party Andrássy
DP
14 November 1871 4 September 1872 Lónyay
DP
5 (1872)
3   Tivadar Pauler
(1816–1886)
1st term
4 September 1872 4 December 1872 Deák Party
4 December 1872 21 March 1874 Szlávy
DP
21 March 1874 2 March 1875 Bittó
DPBK
4   Béla Perczel
(1819–1888)
2 March 1875 20 October 1875 Liberal Party Wenckheim
SZP
20 October 1875 30 June 1878 K. Tisza
SZP
6 (1875)
(3)   Tivadar Pauler
(1816–1886)
2nd term
30 June 1878 30 April 1886 Liberal Party
7 (1878)
8 (1881)
9 (1884)
5   Teofil Fabiny
(1822–1908)
30 April 1886 9 April 1889 Liberal Party
10 (1887)
6   Dezső Szilágyi
(1840–1901)
9 April 1889 13 March 1890 Liberal Party
13 March 1890 17 November 1892 Szapáry
SZP
11 (1892)
17 November 1892 15 January 1895 Wekerle I
SZP
7   Sándor Erdély
(1839–1922)
15 January 1895 26 February 1899 Liberal Party Bánffy
SZP
12 (1896)
8   Sándor Plósz
(1846–1925)
26 February 1899 27 June 1903 Liberal Party Széll
SZP
13 (1901)
27 June 1903 3 November 1903 Khuen-Héderváry I
SZP
3 November 1903 18 June 1905 I. Tisza I
SZP
9   Bertalan Lányi
(1851–1921)
18 June 1905 2 April 1906 Liberal Party Fejérváry
SZP
14 (1905)
10   Gusztáv Gegus
(1855–1933)
2 April 1906 8 April 1906 Independent
11   Géza Polónyi
(1848–1920)
8 April 1906 2 February 1907 F48P Wekerle II
F48POAP–KNP–PDP
15 (1906)
12   Antal Günther
(1847–1920)
2 February 1907 23 September 1909 F48P
13   Sándor Wekerle
(1848–1921)
23 September 1909 17 January 1910 National Constitution Party
14   Ferenc Székely
(1842–1921)
17 January 1910 22 April 1912 National Party of Work Khuen-Héderváry II
NMP
16 (1910)
22 April 1912 4 January 1913 Lukács
NMP
15   Jenő Balogh
(1864–1953)
4 January 1913 15 June 1917 National Party of Work
I. Tisza II
NMP
16   Vilmos Vázsonyi
(1868–1926)
1st term
15 June 1917 18 August 1917 PDP Esterházy
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
17   Károly Grecsák
(1854–1924)
18 August 1917 23 August 1917 Independent
23 August 1917 25 January 1918 Wekerle III
NMPF48POAP–PDP–KNP
(16)   Vilmos Vázsonyi
(1868–1926)
2nd term
25 January 1918 8 May 1918 PDP
18   Gusztáv Tőry
(1857–1925)
8 May 1918 31 October 1918 Independent
19   Barna Buza
(1873–1944)
31 October 1918 4 November 1918 F48P–Károlyi M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)
20   Dénes Berinkey
(1871–1944)
4 November 1918 16 November 1918 PRP

Hungarian People's Republic (1918–1919)Edit

Parties   Civic Radical Party (PRP)   F48P–Károlyi

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Dénes Berinkey
(1871–1944)
4 November 1918 19 January 1919 PRP M. Károlyi
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP
MNT (—)
Dénes Berinkey
(1871–1944)
acting
19 January 1919 24 January 1919 Berinkey
F48P–Károlyi–PRP–MSZDP–OKGFP
2   Sándor Juhász Nagy
(1883–1946)
24 January 1919 21 March 1919 F48P–Károlyi

People's Commissars of Justice (1919)Edit

Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)Edit

Parties   MSZP/SZKMMP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Zoltán Rónai
(1880–1940)
serving with István Ládai
from 5 April 1919
21 March 1919 24 June 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP Central Executive Council
MSZP/SZKMMP
TOGY (—)
(1) Zoltán Rónai
(1880–1940)
de facto
24 June 1919 1 August 1919
1   István Ládai
(1873–1936)
serving with Zoltán Rónai
5 April 1919 24 June 1919 MSZP/SZKMMP
2   Péter Ágoston
(1874–1925)
de jure
24 June 1919 1 August 1919 SZKMMP

Counter-revolutionary governments (1919)Edit

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  Lajos Pálmai
(1866–1937)
5 May 1919 31 May 1919 Independent Arad
  Gyula Károlyi
(1871–1947)
acting
31 May 1919 6 June 1919 Independent Szeged I
6 June 1919 12 July 1919 Szeged II

Ministers of Justice (1919–2006)Edit

Hungarian People's Republic (1919)Edit

Parties   MSZDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Ernő Garami
(1876–1935)
1 August 1919 6 August 1919
(deposed)
MSZDP Peidl
MSZDP

Hungarian Republic (1919–1920)Edit

Parties   National Democratic Civil Party (NDPP)   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  Béla Szászy
(1865–1931)
acting
7 August 1919 15 August 1919 Independent Friedrich
KNP/KNEP–OKGFP
1   György Baloghy
(1861–1931)
15 August 1919 17 September 1919 Independent
2   Béla Zoltán
(1865–1929)
17 September 1919 24 November 1919 Independent
3   István Bárczy
(1866–1943)
24 November 1919 29 February 1920 NDPP Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP

Hungarian Kingdom (1920–1946)Edit

Parties   National Democratic Civil Party (NDPP)   National Smallholders and Agricultural Labourers Party (OKGFP)   EPNEPMÉP   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   István Bárczy
(1866–1943)
29 February 1920 15 March 1920 KNEP Huszár
KNEP–OKGFP–MSZDP–NDPP
2   Gyula Ferdinandy
(1873–1960)
15 March 1920 19 July 1920 OKGFP Simonyi-Semadam
KNEP–OKGFP
17 (1920)
3   Vilmos Pál Tomcsányi
(1880–1959)
19 July 1920 14 April 1921 OKGFP Teleki I
KNEP–OKGFP
14 April 1921 16 June 1922 Bethlen
(KNEP–OKGFP)→EP
18 (1922)
4   Géza Daruváry
(1866–1934)
16 June 1922 11 June 1923 Independent
5   Emil Nagy
(1871–1956)
11 June 1923 21 February 1924 EP
  István Bethlen
(1874–1946)
acting
21 February 1924 13 March 1924 EP
6   Pál Pesthy
(1873–1952)
13 March 1924 8 January 1929 EP
19 (1926)
  István Bethlen
(1874–1946)
acting
8 January 1929 4 February 1929 EP
7   Tibor Zsitvay
(1884–1969)
4 February 1929 24 August 1931 EP
20 (1931)
24 August 1931 1 October 1932 G. Károlyi
EPKGSZP
8   Andor Lázár
(1882–1971)
1 October 1932 12 October 1936 NEP Gömbös
NEP
21 (1935)
12 October 1936 9 March 1938 Darányi
NEP
9   Ödön Mikecz
(1894–1965)
9 March 1938 14 May 1938 NEP
14 May 1938 15 November 1938 Imrédy
NEP
10   András Tasnádi Nagy
(1882–1956)
15 November 1938 16 February 1939 NEP
16 February 1939 9 November 1939 Teleki II
MÉP
22 (1939)
11   László Radocsay
(1878–1968)
9 November 1939 3 April 1941 MÉP
3 April 1941 9 March 1942 Bárdossy
MÉP
9 March 1942 22 March 1944
(deposed)
Kállay
MÉP
12   István Antal
(1896–1975)
22 March 1944 29 August 1944 MÉP Sztójay
MÉP–MMP
13   Gábor Vladár
(1881–1972)
29 August 1944 16 October 1944
(deposed)
Independent Lakatos
MÉP

Government of National Unity (1944–1945)Edit

Parties   Arrow Cross Party

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   László Budinszky
(1895–1946)
16 October 1944 28 March 1945 NYKP Szálasi
NYKP–MMP

Soviet-backed provisional governments (1944–1946)Edit

Parties   MSZDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Ágoston Valentiny
(1888–1958)
22 December 1944 21 July 1945 MSZDP Provisional National Government
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPPPDP
INGY (1944)
2   István Ries
(1885–1950)
21 July 1945 15 November 1945 MSZDP
15 November 1945 1 February 1946 Tildy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)

Hungarian Republic (1946–1949)Edit

Parties   MSZDP   MDP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   István Ries
(1885–1950)
1 February 1946 31 May 1947 MSZDP F. Nagy
FKGPMKPMSZDPNPP
23 (1945)
31 May 1947 14 June 1948 Dinnyés
MKPFKGPMSZDPNPP
24 (1947)
(1) 14 June 1948 10 December 1948 MDP
10 December 1948 20 August 1949 Dobi
MDPFKGPNPP
25 (1949)

Hungarian People's Republic (1949–1989)Edit

Parties   MDP-MSZMP

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   István Ries
(1885–1950)
20 August 1949 17 July 1950 MDP Dobi
MDP
25 (1949)
2   Erik Molnár
(1894–1966)
1st term
17 July 1950 14 August 1952 MDP
14 August 1952 14 November 1952 Rákosi
MDP
3   Gyula Décsi
(1919–1990)
17 July 1950 2 February 1953 MDP
4   Béla Kovács
(1910–1980)
2 February 1953 4 July 1953 MDP
5   Ferenc Erdei
(1910–1971)
4 July 1953 30 October 1954 MDP I. Nagy I
MDP
26 (1953)
6   Erik Molnár
(1894–1966)
2nd term
30 October 1954 18 April 1955 MDP
18 April 1955 24 October 1956 Hegedüs
MDP
24 October 1956 3 November 1956 I. Nagy II
MDP/MSZMPFKGP
7   Ferenc Nezvál
(1909–1987)
9 May 1957 28 January 1958 MSZMP Kádár I
MSZMP
28 January 1958 13 September 1961 Münnich
MSZMP
27 (1958)
13 September 1961 30 June 1965 Kádár II
MSZMP
28 (1963)
30 June 1965 7 December 1966 Kállai
MSZMP
8   Mihály Korom
(1927–1993)
7 December 1966 14 April 1967 MSZMP
14 April 1967 15 May 1975 Fock
MSZMP
29 (1967)
30 (1971)
15 May 1975 22 April 1978 Lázár
MSZMP
31 (1975)
9   Imre Markója
(1931–2008)
22 April 1978 25 June 1987 MSZMP
32 (1980)
33 (1985)
25 June 1987 29 June 1988 Grósz
MSZMP
10   Kálmán Kulcsár
(1928–2010)
29 June 1988 24 November 1988 MSZMP
24 November 1988 7 October 1989 Németh
(MSZMP)→MSZP
(10) 7 October 1989 23 October 1989 Independent

Hungarian Republic (1989–2006)Edit

Parties   MSZP   MDF   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
  Kálmán Kulcsár
(1928–2010)
provisional
23 October 1989 23 May 1990 Independent Németh
MSZP
1   István Balsai
(1947–2020)
23 May 1990 21 December 1993 MDF Antall
MDFFKGPKDNP
34 (1990)
21 December 1993 15 July 1994 Boross
MDF–EKGP–KDNP
2   Pál Vastagh
(1946–)
15 July 1994 8 July 1998 MSZP Horn
MSZPSZDSZ
35 (1994)
3   Ibolya Dávid
(1954–)
8 July 1998 27 May 2002 MDF Orbán I
FideszFKGPMDF
36 (1998)
4   Péter Bárándy
(1949–)
27 May 2002 4 October 2004 Independent Medgyessy
MSZPSZDSZ
37 (2002)
4 October 2004 9 June 2006 Gyurcsány I
MSZPSZDSZ
5   József Petrétei
(1958–)
4 October 2004 9 June 2006 Independent

Ministers of Justice and Law Enforcement (2006–2010)Edit

Hungarian Republic (2006–2010)Edit

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   József Petrétei
(1958–)
9 June 2006 31 May 2007 Independent Gyurcsány II
MSZPSZDSZ
38 (2006)
2   Albert Takács
(1955–)
31 May 2007 17 February 2008 Independent
3   Tibor Draskovics
(1955–)
17 February 2008 14 April 2009 Independent
14 April 2009 14 December 2009 Bajnai
MSZP
4   Imre Forgács
(1949–)
14 December 2009 29 May 2010 Independent

Ministers of Public Administration and Justice (2010–2014)Edit

Hungarian Republic / Hungary (2010–2014)Edit

Parties   Fidesz

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   Tibor Navracsics
(1966–)
29 May 2010 6 June 2014 Fidesz Orbán II
FideszKDNP
39 (2010)

Ministers of Justice (2014–present)Edit

Hungary (2014–present)Edit

Parties   Independent

# Picture Name From Until Political Party Cabinet Assembly
(Election)
1   László Trócsányi
(1956–)
6 June 2014 18 May 2018 Independent Orbán III
FideszKDNP
40 (2014)
18 May 2018 30 June 2019 Orbán IV
FideszKDNP
41 (2018)
2   Judit Varga
(1980–)
12 July 2019 Incumbent Fidesz Orbán IV
FideszKDNP
41 (2018)

See alsoEdit