Cover Osteuropa 4/2013

In Osteuropa 4/2013

The Amendments to Hungary’s Basic Law

Tibor Navracsics

Deutsche Fassung


As the highest representative body in Hungary, the Hungarian Parliament has exclusive constituent authority. If the Constitutional Court interprets the constitution contrary to the constituent assembly intentions, the latter can change the constitution. This is what the Hungarian Parliament has now done by amending the constitution with rules on the jurisdiction of courts and on higher education. Many of the new rules are in line with legal practice in other European countries; some may even serve as a model.

(Osteuropa 4/2013, pp. 13–20)