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.
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.