HUN-1993-2-008

a) Hungary / b) Constitutional Court / c)  / d) 29-04-1993 / e) 26/1993 / f) Pension Case / g) Magyar Közlöny (Official Gazette), 51/1993 / h) .

Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:

03.05

General Principles - Social State.

05.04.14

Fundamental Rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Right to social security.

05.04.16

Fundamental Rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Right to a pension.

Keywords of the alphabetical index:

Insurance / Pension.

Summary:

The Parliament decided to increase the amount of old-age pensions and other allowances, but fixed the maximum of the increase both in percent and in nominal sum. The petitioners claimed that this violated their right to social assistance provided by the Constitution. The Constitutional Court's ruling pointed out that the social insurance - in part inherited from socialism - still has a mixed nature: partly it is an insurance, partly a social benefit. No one has a constitutional right to the protection of the same living standard.

Supplementary information:

The Court is split on the issue of social rights; in this case four justices out of ten wrote dissenting opinions.

Languages:

Hungarian.