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Short Update: Rules for consultations in prisons in Hungary

FT Admin - May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Access to a lawyer, Remote Justice

Penitentiary institutions in Hungary have taken special measures with regard to consultations between attorneys and their clients due to COVID-19. The warden of a Budapest-based prison informed the Budapest Bar Association about the following: 

  • prison staff takes the temperature of attorneys before entering the prison, pose them a series of questions about potential exposure to the virus, and may deny entry on the basis of these; 

  • communication happens with a plexiglass between the attorney and the defendant, via phone; 

  • they disinfect regularly the rooms used for consultations; 

  • they ask attorneys to refrain from handing over documents to the defendants; 

  • they ask attorneys to consult their clients via phone or Skype.

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