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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 62 No 1 (2016), 131–144

Právne postavenie národnostných menšín v Maďarsku po roku 1989

[Legal Status of National Minorities in Hungary after 1989]

Ivan Halász

announced: 23. 05. 2016


The paper deals with the development of Hungarian legislation after 1989. So far, the parliament has adopted two comprehensive acts regarding minorities – the first one in 1993, the other in 2011. The conception and basic features of both acts are similar. And the structure of minority (nowadays national) self-governments has not changed radically either. After the new Basic Act of the State had been adopted, significant changes came about in the parliament as the new act on elections of 2011 made it easier for staterecognised minorities to enter the parliament. If they do not manage to do so in this regime, they still have an opportunity to delegate their own speakers to the legislative body. What also changed is the terminology; as of 2011 the main legal rules have again been using the traditional term ‘nationalities’ in place of the previously used ‘national and ethnic minorities’. The new regulation is also more open to foreigners – immigrants from the EU.

keywords: minorities; nationalities; self-governments; constitution; elections; parliament menšiny; národnosti; samospráva; ústava; volby; parlament

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