Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Hungarian Constitution

  • ICON Volume 18, Issue 2: Editorial

    Orbán and the self-asphyxiation of democracy; Publishers, academics and the battles over copyright and your rights, Part I; Festschrift? ‘That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow! That is the whole Torah; the rest is interpretation’ (from the Elder Hillel in Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a); In this issue Orbán and the self-asphyxiation of democracy It came as no big surprise that Orbán has used COVID-19 to dismantle further the checks and balances that are an integral part of any functioning democracy.

  • How COVID-19 Unveils the True Autocrats: Viktor Orbán’s Ermächtigungsgesetz

    —Gábor Halmai, European University Institute At a conference held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London on 20-21 May 1967, Isaiah Berlin used the term ‘false’ populism, defining it as “the employment of populist ideas for the ends other than those which the populist desired.

  • Constitutional Amendments as Transnational Political Projects: From Pakistan to Ireland, to Hungary And Finally to Europe

    —Renáta Uitz, Central European University [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.

  • Enough Complacency: Fighting Democratic Decay in 2017 (I-CONnect Column)

    —Tom Gerald Daly, Associate Director, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law [Editor’s note: This is the inaugural I-CONnect column — a new column will appear once every two weeks.  The idea of the columns is to provide the blog with regular contributors who have a distinctive voice and unique perspective on public law.

  • The Right to Vote of Hungarian Citizens Living Abroad

    —Eszter Bodnár, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary Péter and Pál were neighbors in Luxembourg. Péter was member of the Hungarian minority in Romania and arrived in Luxembourg in 2008 to work there at an international company. Due to the favorable new rules, he obtained Hungarian citizenship in 2010.