Constitution-making in Hungary under the radar of the Venice Commission

Although constitution-making itself is to be considered a sovereign act, the content of a constitution does not exist in a legal vacuum but under a complex network of international and/or regional standards. Accordingly, the Venice Commission has intensively followed the constitution-making process in Hungary in 2011 and it has issued opinions not only on the new constitution, the Fundamental Law, but also on its amendments i.e. the Commission has produced several reports discussing various topics of the new constitution. The aim of this presentation is to evaluate the success of the Venice Commission in addressing and curing the problematic topics of the new Hungarian constitution.