HUN-1993-1-006

a) Hungary / b) Constitutional Court / c)  / d) 12-03-1993 / e) 16/1993 / f) Jewish Property Restitution Case / g) Magyar Közlöny (Official Gazette), 29/1993 / h) CODICES (Hungarian).

Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:

02.01.01.04

Sources - Categories - Written rules - International instruments.

02.03.05

Sources - Techniques of review - Logical interpretation.

05.03.39

Fundamental Rights - Civil and political rights - Right to property.

05.03.39.03

Fundamental Rights - Civil and political rights - Right to property - Other limitations.

Keywords of the alphabetical index:

Compensation, principle.

Headnotes:

The ruling concerns Jewish property (jewels and gold) confiscated under Nazi rule. International agreements (namely the Paris peace treaties) oblige Hungary to give «adequate compensation» to injured Jewish citizens. The Court ruled that the partial compensation offered to all injured people fulfils this requirement. But the Court found an unconstitutionality in that the legislation failed to provide for the compensation of those who died without successor. The compensation sum in such cases should be attributed to a special fund.

Languages:

Hungarian.