Dr. Korbuly Pál, a Judge by the State Court in Bratislava Cover Image

Dr. Korbuly Pál, sudca štátneho súdu v Bratislave
Dr. Korbuly Pál, a Judge by the State Court in Bratislava

Author(s): František Neupauer
Subject(s): History of Law, Criminal Law, Recent History (1900 till today), Politics and law, History of Communism, Court case
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: State Court; Bratislava; judge; Korbuly Pál;
Summary/Abstract: The history of law indeed refers to persons handing down judgments and often offers interesting stories, such as the story of a judge working under various political regimes Dr. Pavel Korbuly (1906–1970). On May 4, 1934, Korbuly was appointed a single judge in criminal matters, after 1948 he became an instrument of justice under the communist regime and was one of the most active judges of the State Court in Bratislava. Prior to the Vienna Arbitration, he was a judge in the Czechoslovak Republic, then in Hungary, and after 1948 he was one of the judges who tried and sentenced victims of the communist regime (more than 500 people) in Slovakia. By the same communist regime, however, Korbuly was later prosecuted due to his active support of the anti-communist uprising in Hungary in 1956. Unlike others, he was one of the judges who had realized their responsibility for convicting the innocent and committed public repentance. From this perspective, his life story is unique in Central Europe as well as worldwide.

  • Page Range: 137-170
  • Page Count: 34
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Slovak