HUN-1994-1-005
a) Hungary / b) Constitutional Court / c)   / d) 31-03-1994 / e) 18/1994 / f)   / g) Magyar Közlöny (Official Gazette), 34/1994 / h) .
 
Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:
 
 
General Principles - Relations between the State and bodies of a religious or ideological nature.
Fundamental Rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Freedom to teach.
Fundamental Rights - Economic, social and cultural rights - Right to education.
 
Keywords of the alphabetical index:
 
System, educational / School, denominational.
 
Summary:
 
The new Law on public education (enacted in 1993) pursues the objective of institutionally separating State-run public schools and denominational schools. Public schools shall not be committed to any denomination. The State and local governments may only establish neutral schools. However, during a transition period of five years the State or the local government may maintain already functioning religious classes or schools. These regulations are in conformity with the Constitution which provides for a separation between the State and the church.
 
Supplementary information:
 
The decision was based on the reasoning contained in a former case (decision no. 4/1993).
 
One judge wrote a concurring opinion.
 
Languages:
 
Hungarian.