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2013. March 1.

Decision 6/2013 on constiutionality of the Act on Churches

Decision number: Decision 6/2013. (III. 1.)
Subject of the case:

Constiutionality of the Act on Churches

Allowing Parliament to decide on the status of churches could result in political decisions. Decisions in such cases should be taken by independent courts. The State must ensure that religious communities receive special status as «religion» based upon objective and reasonable criteria, and in compliance with the right to freedom of religion and the requirement of fair procedure. Legal remedy against such decisions must be guaranteed.