As another sign of the country’s rule of law backsliding, Hungary has been failing to implement judgments of the Strasbourg and Luxembourg courts, and Hungarian authorities are repeatedly disregarding the judgments of the country’s own domestic courts as well. A new research paper by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee shows just how deep this phenomenon runs.
Following the Polish model, the Government wanted to use the Constitutional Court as a means of evading a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment that it did not like. However, in its … Read more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered a major judgment on judicial independence. According to the CJEU, despite the fact that domestic law permits it, and that such a judgment has already been issued, only one forum can legally decide whether a Hungarian judge’s request for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU is inadmissible – and that is the CJEU itself. The Luxembourg-based Court also ruled that it was against EU law to discipline a national judge under domestic law because he had turned to the CJEU.
Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found that the 2018 ‘Stop Soros’ law breaches EU law, after the European Commission took Hungary to court. The CJEU made it clear: threatening people … Read more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled last December that the indiscriminate push-back of asylum-seekers to Serbia was in breach of EU law. However, the Government did not abandon the illegal practice, but instead responded with another violation: following the Polish model, it intends to use the Hungarian Constitutional Court as a means of evading the enforcement of a binding CJEU judgment.
Joined cases C-924/19 PPU and C-925/19 PPU
The case is about whether the “homosexuality test” is compliant with the EU law. Full summary can be found here. Full case can be found here.
Interview with HHC attorney Gábor Győző, who pleaded the El Kott case at the CJEU, in the ECRE weekly newsletter.
In mid-December 2012, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered a judgment in a seemingly unique Hungarian case. However, its judgment could settle the legal status of tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees in a satisfactory manner.
Mapping the national impact of the four initial asylum-related judgments of the EU Court of Justice.