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Constitutional Law in Hungary, Second Edition

By Zoltán Szente


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Hungary provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Hungary will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 06/18/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403533032
SKU 10090031-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations


Part I: Sovereignty

Chapter 1: A Short Constitutional History of Hungary

Chapter 2: The Constitution

Chapter 3: State Territory

Chapter 4: Population and Demographics

Chapter 5: Popular Sovereignty

Chapter 6: Republican Form of Government

Chapter 7: National Symbols

Chapter 8: Democracy

Chapter 9: The Principle of the Rule of Law

Chapter 10: The Principle of the Separation of Powers

Chapter 11: Forms of Direct Democracy

Chapter 12: The Relationship Between the International and the Domestic Law

Chapter 13: Law-Making and the Hierarchy of Legal Sources

Chapter 14: Citizenship and the Legal Status of Non-citizen Persons

Chapter 15: Political Parties

Chapter 16: Principles of Economic Constitutionalism

Chapter 17: Emergency Powers: The Special Legal Orders

Chapter 18: Other Sovereignty Issues

Part II: The Exercise of State Power

Chapter 1: The National Assembly

Chapter 2: Electoral System

Chapter 3: The President of the Republic

Chapter 4: The Government

Chapter 5: The System of State Administration

Chapter 6: The Constitutional Court

Chapter 7: The Judiciary

Chapter 8: The Prosecution Service

Chapter 9: The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

Chapter 10: The Institutions of Economic Constitutionalism

Chapter 11: The Hungarian Defence Forces and the Constitutional Rules of Military Operations

Chapter 12: The Police

Chapter 13: The National Security Services

Chapter 14: Local Governments

Part III: Fundamental Rights

Chapter 1: The Constitutional Bases of Fundamental Rights and Obligations

Chapter 2: The Right to Life and Human Dignity

Chapter 3: Equality

Chapter 4: The Right to Personal Liberty

Chapter 5: Privacy Rights

Chapter 6: Freedom of Religion

Chapter 7: The Right to Assembly

Chapter 8: The Right to Association

Chapter 9: Freedom of Expression

Chapter 10: Cultural Rights

Chapter 11: Economic Rights

Chapter 12: Social Rights

Chapter 13: Third-Generation Rights

Chapter 14: The Right to Vote

Chapter 15: Other Political Rights

Selected Bibliography

Table of Legislation

Table of Cases