SAR a organizat prelegerea: “The New Hungarian Constitution: Regulatory Bodies in an Illiberal Democracy”

Societatea Academică din România în colaborare cu Facultatea de Ştiinţe Politice a Universităţii din Bucureşti (FSPUB) au organizat prelegerea “THE NEW HUNGARIAN CONSTITUTION: Regulatory Bodies in an Illiberal Democracy”. Evenimentul a avut loc pe 5 noiembrie, la sediul Facultății de Ştiinţe Politice din Str. Spiru Haret Nr. 8.

Despre conferențiar:

Conf.univ. Dr. Attila Vincze (LL.M.) a studiat la Universitatea ELTE din Budapesta, Universitatea Ludwig-Maximilians din München si Universitatea Ruprecht-Karls din Heidelberg. Actualmente predă drept constituţional şi administrativ european la Facultatea de drept comparat şi ştiinţe politice de la Universitatea Andrassy din Budapesta, instituţie pe care o serveşte şi în calitate de prodecan.

Abstract

Although a number of autonomous bodies had been established during and after the transition in the early 90s, their constitutional role, the rationale and the limits of their independence had not been conceptualized for a long period. The National Bank was virtually ignored by constitutional lawyers, the Competition or Financial Supervision Authority were seen as purely administrative bodies and their independence as a question of organizational nature. The lecture portrays the possible causes of this lacking scientific interest and the consequences with reference to the case-law of the Constitutional Court on organizational autonomy and regulatory powers. The second part of the lecture will show the establishment of regulatory bodies since 2010. Although the new Fundamental Law of Hungary devoted special provisions to them there is still confusion and misunderstanding concerning the nature of these bodies. The right-wing coalition redesigned most of the regulatory bodies according to actual political interests, and many commentators suggest that one may be an eyewitness not only of a regulatory but also of a state capture. Therefore, three bodies deserve a special attention: the National Bank, the Budget Council and the Energy Regulatory Body. In the focus are their independence, regulatory powers and accountability.

Evenimentul face parte din proiectul de cercetare fundamentală (PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0115, “Governance/Government: the semantics of constitutional autonomy” (“Guvernanţă/guvernământ: semantica autonomiei”), Programul IDEI-Proiecte de Cercetare Exploratorie) finanțat de UEFISCDI.

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