September 6th, 2013

New law enforcement legislation in pipeline to meet social needs, says minister

New law-enforcement legislation is being drafted since the 1979 law is no longer fit to meet modern social needs or European Union norms, Sandor Pinter, the interior minister, said on Friday.

Speaking at an event in Balassagyarmat in north Hungary, Pinter said one of the main tasks of law enforcement is to return offenders to society, and this aim is behind the goal of giving work to prisoners, too.

The government accepted has a draft put forward by police commanders and public consultations have been launched to help put the final document into shape.

It is hoped the new codex will be approved by parliament in the current governing cycle ending in spring 2014, he said.

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