Secular Hungary

Secular Hungary

Enigmatic Church law

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the governing party, Fidesz, has retracted it’s much criticised law on religious freedom and churches, anticipating a decision by the otherwise neutered constitutional court to annul it due to procedural reasons. However, the governing party is determined to restrict church privileges to some chosen few ones, and to do so by 1st January. This is why according to Index.hu they made sure to put the church law on this Thursday’s agenda–before even deciding on the proposed law’s title and the person submitting it. This is a new record: until now, they were at least able to determine the title of the bill, even if the text was not yet ready.
So on Thursday’s agenda you find the “Bill on Churches’…….”, introduced by … on behalf of (…).

http://index.hu/velemeny/2011/12/20/szoveg_es_cim_nelkuli_torvenyjavaslatot_terjesztett_be_a_fidesz/

If you want to know about the state of the rule of law in Hungary, read  Kim Lane Scheppele’s overview: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/hungarys-constitutional-revolution/

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