In Hungary, a significant number of governmental decrees and also parliamentary laws were passed under the state of emergency – a specific legal order introduced in relation with the pandemic. The majority of these pieces of legislation were directly connected to the health and economic crisis, however, many concerned other areas. E.g., the Constitutional Court – acting for the first time in its history under a specific legal order – had to examine the constitutionality of laws limiting the freedom of speech, the access to data of public interest, as well as limiting the financial autonomy of local governments.
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!