Analyses and summaries in English on the problems arising in connection with the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary in terms of the rule of law and the protection of human rights.
The Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary, in force since 1 April 2013, further undermines the rule of law in Hungary by
- continuing the practice of inserting provisions into the Fundamental Law which had been previously found unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court;
- including provisions in the Fundamental Law which violate international standards; and
- further weakening the control exercised by the Constitutional Court over the Parliament.
The background materials listed below were prepared jointly by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Eötvös Károly Institute, and elaborate on the main concerns arising in connection with the Fourth Amendment in terms of the rule of law and the protection of human rights:
- Detailed assessment of the Fourth Amendment, with context analysis
- One-page summary on the main concerns regarding the Fourth Amendment
- Table on provisions of the Fourth Amendment which contradict decisions of the Constitutional Court
- Analysis on the limitation of freedom of expression by the Fourth Amendment
- Letter to the Secretary General of the Concil of Europe; letter to the Vice-President of the European Commission
The unoffical English translation of the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law is available here.