Amicus Briefs on the Hungarian Constitutionalism

This page contains recent amicus briefs regarding the constitutional system of Hungary are made available here. Materials are presented as links or as attached pdf files at the bottom of the page in English and/or Hungarian depending on availability.

The most recent ones are dated 13 June 2017 on the NGO Law (see below).


Chronology and related materials:

Early June, 2011:

Brief on the Fundamental Law of Hungary was submitted to the Venice Commission by a group of experts.
Materials see below English: "Amicus-to-vc...", Hungarian:"Velemeny" *

17-18 June 2011:

The Opinion of the Venice Commission on the New Hungarian Constitution was adopted at its 87th Plenary Session
http://www.venice.coe.int/docs/2011/CDL-AD(2011)016-E.pdf

21, February 2012

Brief submitted to the Venice Commission by a group of experts on eight cardinal laws of Hungary, that the Venice Commission is to review, and on the Transitional Provisions of the Fundamental Law.

See below English: "Amicus_Cardinal_Laws...", Hungarian "Amicus_Cardinal_Laws_magyar..." * 

  16-17, March 2012

The Venice Commission adopted two opinions on Act CCVI of 2011, and on Acts CLXI and CLXII of 2011 at its 90th Plenary Session (Venice, 16-17 March 2012) 
http://www.venice.coe.int/docs/2012/CDL-AD(2012)004-e.pdf
http://www.venice.coe.int/docs/2012/CDL-AD(2012)001-e.pdf

February, March 2012: 

An amicus letter was submitted  in February to the Ombudsperson of Hungary requesting the revision of the Transitional Provisions of the Constitution, and it received reply and follow up in March.

See Hungarian file below: "Atmeneti rendelkezesek..." * and the Ombuds Office reply letter (See Hungarian file below: AJB_2302_2012pdf...) and its request to the Constitutional Court for procedural revision (See Hungarian file below: AJB_2302_2012pdf_ABinditvany

 April 2013: 

An amicus brief was submitted to the Venice Commission on the Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary.

            See English  file below: "Amicus_Brief_Fourth_Amendment5"


        June 2017: 

Amicus brief submitted on 31 May on the Draft NGO Law 
See English file below: "Amicus_Venice_Commission_NGO_Law_Hungary"

Addendum to the Amicus brief on the Draft NGO Law submitted on 11 June 
See English file below: "Amicus_Venice_Commission_Addendum_FINAL"

MOST RECENT!
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Gábor Halmai,
Mar 15, 2012, 9:24 AM
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Mar 15, 2012, 9:25 AM
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May 3, 2013, 1:16 PM
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Mar 6, 2012, 6:59 AM
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Gábor Halmai,
Apr 16, 2012, 9:32 AM
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Jun 13, 2017, 12:51 PM
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Jun 13, 2017, 12:50 PM
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Mar 6, 2012, 7:00 AM
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Feb 21, 2012, 8:08 AM
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Gábor Halmai,
Mar 15, 2012, 9:24 AM