The Hungarian Constitutional Court in its decision announced on November 15, 2022 did not establish any unconstitutionality related to two important topics – the constitutional freedom of science and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ right to property – that were submitted in a constitutional complaint by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as well as in a petition for subsequent normative control by a group of representatives of the Parliament.
The Constitutional Court stated that the parliament has brought about unconstitutionality by omission manifested in non-conformity with the Fundamental Law by failing to regulate the property relations between the Eötvös Loránd Research Network and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences when amending the Act 2014. LXXVI. on Scientific Research, Development and Innovation and the Act 1994. XL. on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2019. The Constitutional Court called upon the parliament to fulfill its legislative duty by June 30, 2023.
The Constitutional Court in all other matters rejected or dismissed the petitions seeking a finding that the contested provisions of the law are contrary to the Fundamental Law and annulment of those provisions.
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