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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Hungary (Magyarország Alkotmánybírósága)

Hungary [hu]

Katalin Kelemen, Max Steuer

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 May 2024

Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 The Hungarian Constitutional Court (hereinafter ‘HCC’) was created after the breakdown of state socialism, as were its several counterparts in Central and Eastern Europe. Hungary was second only to Poland in the region in establishing a constitutional court. The HCC, which began its operation on 1 January 1990, represents a revisited version of the German model of constitutional justice or, in the words of Roman Herzog, it is a granddaughter of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) (Sólyom (2003) 153, n 4). Already in its...
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