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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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2021

Subject(s):
Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The Hungarian Constitutional Court (hereinafter ‘HCC’) belongs to the fourth generation of European constitutional courts. It 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...
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