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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Budai Központi Kerületi Bíróság (Hungary) lodged on 2 March 2021 – Criminal proceedings against KI

(Case C-131/21)

Language of the case: Hungarian

Referring court

Budai Központi Kerületi Bíróság

Party to the main proceedings


Question referred

Is it contrary to Article 50 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – interpreted in the light of Article 4 of the Additional Protocol No 7 to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) of 1950, and the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights – to initiate a criminal prosecution which is based, in part, on facts in respect of which the defendant has already, in administrative proceedings leading to sanctions and by a final decision, been given an on-the-spot fine which, as a result of non-payment, was converted by means of a court decision into a custodial sentence?