Sovietizing Hungarian Criminal Law: Intermediaries and Institutions (1945–1961) Cover Image

A magyar büntetőjog szovjetizálása: egyéni közvetítők és intézmények (1945–1961)
Sovietizing Hungarian Criminal Law: Intermediaries and Institutions (1945–1961)

Author(s): Andrea Pető
Subject(s): History of Law, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: AETAS Könyv- és Lapkiadó Egyesület

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the post-1945 Hungarian judicial system in order to fill a hiatus in the relevant literature. Part of the existing literature focuses on the way war criminals and collaborators were handled by a given country’s judicial system. Another segment of the literature deals with the Sovietization of Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe, primarily examining the salami-slicing of opposition parties and the construction of the police state. This chapter links the analysis of Sovietization with the examination of the Hungarian judicial system with a special focus on the role played by Hungarian intermediaries, scrutinizing which intermediaries created what kind of new practices and institutions with what content.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 69-81
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian