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Abstracts of the last 4 Issues

Rules of Interpretation in the Hungarian Basic Law: Between Conventions, Traditions and Voluntarism

Attila Vincze
 
 
One of the main reasons to criticise the new Hungarian Basic Law was the introduction of quite unclear rules of interpretation: the duty to take into account the National Avowal and the achievements of the historical constitution. Nonetheless, the analysis of the case law of the Hungarian Constitutional Court shows a rather sobering picture, and the Court does not seem to make use of this borderless empowerment, but tends to defer to the will of the Parliament, and, in doing so, to the governing majority.

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