In January 1989, well before the transition, the Hungarian Parliament adopted the Act on free assembly. This right became the symbol of transition; it provides the civil society have their voice. The presentation considers the role of freedom of assembly in society in present days. It first gives an overview on the evaluation of the right, including the challenges of 2006 and the new law in 2018. Secondly, it evaluates the recent issues of constitutional jurisprudence and analyse the difference between the old and the new laws. Thirdly, the pandemic caused a great challenge to freedom of assembly; the presentation evaluates the legislation and the constitutional court’s decision.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!