Zoltán MÁRKI22 June 2021
- Year of birth: 1960
The National Assembly elected him as a Justice of the Constitutional Court on 14 June 2021, with effect from 22 June 2021.
In 1988, he obtained his doctorate at the Faculty of Law of ELTE, and in 1990 he passed the bar exam. In 2000, he obtained a degree in transport law at the ELTE Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
In 1988, he started his judicial career as a clerk at the Central District Court of Pest, where he became a junior judge and later a criminal judge in the Court’s BIII Division (crimes against sexual morality, violent crimes against property, traffic, crimes against public officials, crimes against the administration of justice, crimes related to corruption, crimes against public order).
From 1996 he was a judge assigned to the Ministry of Justice, from 1996 he was Head of Department, then Head of Division, in the Criminal Law Codification Division, and subsequently the Chief of Staff acting in the remit of the Deputy State Secretary No. II (responsible for the preparation of criminal law, pardons, legal representation and supervision of the professional and economic activities of the penitentiary system).
Judge assigned to the Supreme Court from 2002 to perform the tasks connected to preparing uniformity of law decisions, and Judge of the Supreme Court from 2005. From 2012, judicial panel chair of the Curia, from 2015 to 2017, acting Head of the Criminal Chamber of the Budapest-Capital Regional Court of Appeal, and from 2021, Head of the Criminal Chamber of the Curia.
In 2013, he was a member of the committee that drafted the concept of the new Criminal Procedure Code, and has previously participated in the preparation of the amendments to the Criminal Code, as well as in the professional, parliamentary and international debates related to the foregoing.
Since 2002, he has been a lecturer at the Department of Criminal Procedure and Penitentiary Law at the ELTE Faculty of Law.