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Katalin Kelemen

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La dignità umana delle persone senza fissa dimora. Secondo la Corte costituzionale ungherese non esiste un diritto di rifiutare l’aiuto offerto dallo stato

By on Luglio 18, 2019

Con una sentenza emessa all’inizio di giugno, la Corte costituzionale ungherese ha rigettato una serie di ricorsi che riguardavano la costituzionalità di una norma (art. 178/B della Legge n….

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The Agreement on a Unified Patent Court cannot be ratified by Hungary, the Constitutional Court says

By on Agosto 1, 2018

In a decision delivered on 26 June (Decision no. 9/2018 AB – the official English translation was released on the Court’s website this week), the Hungarian Constitutional…

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The Hungarian Constitutional Court enters the dialogue on national constitutional identity

By on Marzo 30, 2017

In a long-awaited decision published in December (Decision no. 22/2016 (XII.5.) AB of 30 November 2016, the only one officially translated into English that year), the Hungarian Constitutional Court…

The decision-making process of European constitutional courts. A comparative perspective

By on Ottobre 13, 2016

Mathilde Cohen, in her study on supreme and constitutional courts’ organizational cultures, hypothesised that there is a reciprocal influence between a court’s institutional design and the style of its…

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EU court strikes down the language regime of EPSO’s recruitment process

By on Novembre 2, 2015

On 24 September the General Court annulled three competition notices which require the candidates to choose English, French or German as their second language and as the language of…

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Opinion 2/13 of the CJEU: Whose opinion?

By on Giugno 4, 2015

While the U.S. Supreme Court, in a widely publicized case, is deciding on the states’ duty to recognize lawfully licensed same-sex marriages (Obergefell v. Hodges, judgment expected at the…

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A Flexible Constitution: The 4th Amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law – Part II

By on Marzo 25, 2013

See Part I of this post here.

The text of the proposed Amendment was changed in certain respects during the parliamentary debate and in the constitutional affairs committee. A significant…

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A Flexible Constitution: The 4th Amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law – Part I

By on Marzo 20, 2013

Shortly after the last elections in Hungary (2010) it became clear that the new government would have used its two-thirds majority in the legislature to make a new constitution….

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Hungary: voter registration declared unconstitutional

By on Febbraio 5, 2013

With its first decision delivered in 2013 (Decision no. 1/2013 AB) the Hungarian Constitutional Court annulled several provisions of the new law on electoral procedure. The new law…

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The final blow to the Hungarian law lowering judges’ retirement age struck by the European Court of Justice

By on Novembre 26, 2012

After the Venice Commission (see a previous post here), with its Opinion no. 663/2012 issued in May, and the Hungarian Constitutional Court’s decision delivered in July (available in Hungarian…