On its Plenary Session of 18 December 2012 the Constitutional Court – on the petition of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – held unconstitutional and annulled that provision of the Act on Legal Aid which excluded people from socially deprived backgrounds from being able to use gratuitous legal assistance necessary for the effective enforcement of their rights in the course of constitutional complaint proceedings.
On its public Plenary Session of 17 December 2012 the Constitutional Court held unconstitutional and annulled the concept of family based on the Act on the Protection of Families and the provision concerning the intestate succession which was contrary to the parallel regulations of the Civil Code.
On its plenary session of 4 December 2012, the Constitutional Court – on the petition of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – decided on certain provisions of the Act on Allowances of People with Reduced Ability to Work. According to the decision, the Constitutional Court held unconstitutional the provision that excludes the disbursement of rehabilitation allowances to people engaging in any activities earning minimal income.
On its Plenary Session of 12 November the Constitutional Court – on the petition of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights – held unconstitutional certain provisions of the Act on Contraventions criminalizing people living at public areas permanently.
“The frequent amendments – due to political interests – of the Fundamental Law may obstacle its functioning on the long run” – stated Péter Paczolay, the president of the Constitutional Court (CC) in his lecutre held at the National University of Public Service.
The Plenary Session of the Constitutional Court has 2 cases on agenda.
The third five member panel of the Constitutional Court has 20 cases on agenda
The second five member panel has 15 cases on agenda
In its judgement pronounced today, the Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional and, therefore, annulled the provisions on the compulsory retirement age of judges as of 1 January 2012 (the date of entry into force of the Act on the Status and Remuneration of Judges)
From 16th July 2012 until 26th August 2012 the Constitutional Court has the judicial vacation period according to its Rules of Procedure (the decision n. 1/2012. (I. 3.) of the Plenary Session). The inner procedural deadlines of the Court is extended by the period of the judicial vacation. Nevertheless, the extention shall not be applied for the terms and deadlines established for filing the Constitutional Complaints according to Section 30 of the Act on the Constitutional Court.