Category Archives: constitution

Settling Collective Guilt for Historic Crimes: The Hungarian Government’s “Un-Orthodox” Method

Hungary’s new constitution is already short on democratic legitimacy. It is the government’s constitution, one which is not only fiercely opposed by a considerable segment of the population, but which was intentionally written to ensure victory over the government’s enemies. … Continue reading

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The Constitution’s Table – Az Alaptörvény Asztala

Some things matter. Starting on Thursday, September 1, 2011, every municipal council in Hungary must set up a table to display the country’s newly enacted constitution. The table must be covered by glass, and the constitution on the table must … Continue reading

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Questions Remaining about Thomas Melia’s Critical Assessment of the Hungarian Government

Perhaps another, longer post would be in order to explain the democratic theory on which Thomas Melia’s criticisms of Hungary are based and the reasons why he presented a laundry-list of critical issues which, in his opinion, pose a great … Continue reading

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Falra Hányt Borsó: Why Did the European Parliament Decide to Scrutinize the Hungarian Constitution

Since the European Parliament passed a resolution directing the European Council to “thoroughly examine” the Hungarian constitution, and to return to them an analysis of potential human rights and EU treaty violations it might contain, I must have read at … Continue reading

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Constitution, Post-Passing

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Hungarian Constitution Part 2

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Hungarian Constitution

There are protests taking place throughout the weekend in Hungary against the ratification of Hungary’s new constitution. This post is about the history leading up to this event, as well as a basic summary of what is so objectionable about … Continue reading

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