Local Governments and Political Question Doctrine in Hungary

  • Janos Fazekas Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
Keywords: local government, political question doctrine, Hungary, discretionary power, legal foundations for local self-government

Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to investigate a quite unexamined area: the relationship between political question doctrine and local governments in Hungary. The research focuses on the decisions of Hungarian courts and the Constitutional Court made on this matter. The paper takes under investigation some local governmental acts which have not been reviewed by any court. The main purpose of the research is to find out whether it is possible to take local governmental acts under efficient judicial review in Hungary?

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Published
2019-07-25
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Articles