Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Hungarian Constitutional Court

  • How we can detect illiberal constitutional courts and why we should be alarmed – Hungarian and Polish examples

    —Tímea Drinóczi, Visiting Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Professor at the University of Pécs. In the last couple of years, formerly well-respected liberal constitutional courts have been transformed into illiberal constitutional courts. We should learn lessons from Poland and Hungary, especially in Europe.

  • The Hungarian Constitutional Court on the Limits of EU Law in the Hungarian Legal System

    —Tímea Drinóczi, University of Pécs, Hungary Last month, on November 30, just one week after the Seventh Constitutional Amendment had failed,[1] the Constitutional Court declared in its ruling 22/2016 (XII. 5.) that by exercising its competences, it can examine whether the joint exercise of competences under Article E) (2) of the Fundamental Law of Hungary (FL) infringes human dignity, other fundamental rights, the sovereignty of Hungary, or Hungary’s self-identity based on its historical constitution.

  • 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.

  • The End of Liberal Constitutionalism in Hungary?

    –Gábor Halmai, Professor of Law, Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest) and Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University Last month, on March 11, the Hungarian Parliament voted on the fourth amendment to the the country’s 2011 constitution which has moved many statutory provision into the constitution despite Constitutional Court rulings striking them down and the European Union, the Council of Europe and the US government urging reconsideration.