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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Administrative Control

Zoltán Szente

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 February 2020

Subject(s):
Administrative law — Individual rights — Fundamental rights — Public interest — Administrative procedures — Administrative agencies

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The legal protection of individual rights against illegal state intervention is a key issue in all modern democracies. The exercise of public power is legitimate only if it has constitutional limits in order to guarantee the freedom of individuals. Since the administrative authorities exert such power, and they may enforce their acts, the encroachment of these bodies on the private sphere of citizens means a great risk for individuals’ rights and legitimate interests (administrative law). 2. Beyond the respect of individuals’ rights, the protection of the...
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