Analyses on the Constitutional Changes in Hungary

Three NGOs, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Eötvös Károly Policy Institute and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union review and comment the way how the Fidesz-KDNP Government performs its legislative work and alters the constitutional system, and consequently submit their criticism in several joint opinions and analyses.

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18 September, 2013 Comments on the Fifth Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary  
13 March, 2013 Main concerns regarding the 4th Amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary
13 March, 2013 Fourth Amendment to the Fundamental Law (Unofficial translation)
26 February, 2013 Letter to Secretary General Jagland on the 4th Amendment
26 February, 2013 Letter to Vice-President Reding on the 4th Amendment
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: The New Church Law
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: Media Regulation
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: The Independence of the Data Protection Authority
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: Constitutional Court
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: Rights of Opposition
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: Mandatory Retirement of Judges
26 September, 2012 Fact Sheet: Administration of Courts
17 September, 2012 Assessment of the Amended Hungarian Laws on the Judiciary  
17 July, 2012 Analysis on the Hungaryian Government's response to the Venice Commission’s criticism on the new Act on Prosecution Service      
13 July, 2012 Analysis on the Hungaryian Government's response to the Venice Commission’s criticism on the new Act on Constiututional Court      
5 April, 2012 (hu)               2 May 2012 (en) The Hungarian Government failed to provide adequate legislative response to the Venice Commission’s criticism on judicial reform  
16 February, 2012 Fact Shets on Some Cardinal Changes Related the Rule of Law in Hungary
29 December, 2011 Hungarian Government Unable to Defend Its Own Decisions – An alternative answer to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President  
14 December, 2011    Joint Opinion on the New Act on new laws on the organization of the courts and the public prosecution      
28 October, 2011 (hu)            28 January 2012 (en) Opinion on the new Constitutional Court Act of Hungary  
3 October, 2011 Letter on the Independence of the Data Protection Authority    
16 August, 2011 Assessment of Government reactions concerning the Venice Commission’s opinion on the new Constitution of Hungary  
12 April, 2011    The Third Wave – Assessment of the New Constitution of Hungary  
10 March, 2011 Comments on the Process of Framing the New Constitution of Hungary  
13 December 2010 The second wave of legislation by Hungary’s new Parliament – Violating the rule of law  
23 July, 2010    The First Wave of Legislation by Hungary's New Parliament