HUN-1993-1-001

a) Hungary / b) Constitutional Court / c)  / d) 22-01-1993 / e) 2/1993 / f) Popular Referendum Case / g) Magyar Közlöny (Official Gazette), 6/1993 / h) CODICES (Hungarian).

Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:

02.01.01.01.01

Sources - Categories - Written rules - National rules - Constitution.

03.01

General Principles - Sovereignty.

04.05.02

Institutions - Legislative bodies - Powers.

04.09.02

Institutions - Elections and instruments of direct democracy - Referenda and other instruments of direct democracy.

Headnotes:

The Court declared that representation is the primary form of the exercise of sovereignty. The Parliament cannot be dissolved by popular referendum (there had been a popular initiative to hold a referendum on the possible dissolution of the existing Parliament). The Constitution defines the circumstances in which Parliament can be dissolved and a popular referendum is not mentioned among them. The result of a popular referendum cannot result in an implied amendment of the Constitution.

Languages:

Hungarian.