Decision 23/1993 on police service
15 April 1993
Decision number: Decision 23/1993. (IV. 15.)
Subject of the case:
The laws regulating the police service are published in Hungary as a supplement to a ministerial decree. The service rules require policemen to request permission from the commander before marriage. The Court declared that the right to marriage is protected by the Constitution as a part of the general right to personality. The protection of marriage provided by the Constitution comprises the freedom of marriage too. This right can be restricted, especially under the special conditions of military service, but only by the legislature. The supplement of a ministerial decree is not a constitutional way to limit a basic right, therefore the Court abolished the challenged provisions.