ELTE Law Journal

Guest Editorial Preface: Symposium on ‘What can Central and Eastern Europe learn from the development of Canada’s constitutional system?’

  Eszter Bodnár* – Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy**   Guest Editorial Preface: Symposium on ‘What can Central and Eastern Europe learn from the development of Canada’s constitutional system?’ As a result of the development of technology, transport, and the increase in political, economic, cultural and legal connections, by the 21st century the world had become more integrated than […]

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Opening remarks by Prof. Attila Menyhárd, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University

  Opening remarks by Prof. Attila Menyhárd, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University Although Canada is a country that is part of another continent, almost 5,000 miles away from Hungary and across the Atlantic Ocean, it played an important role in modern Hungarian history that could hardly be overestimated. During the Great […]

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Opening remarks by H.E. Ms. Isabelle Poupart, Ambassador of Canada to Hungary

  Opening remarks by H.E. Ms. Isabelle Poupart, Ambassador of Canada to Hungary On behalf of the Embassy of Canada, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University and the organizers of this important symposium for the positive recognition that it gives to the 150th anniversary […]

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Canada’s Agonistic Constitution: Themes, Variations, Tensions, and their On-Going Reconciliation

  Jeremy Webber* Canada’s Agonistic Constitution: Themes, Variations, Tensions, and their On-Going Reconciliation It was a great pleasure to return to Budapest, in the summer of 2017, for an International Symposium on the topic, ‘What Can Central and Eastern Europe Learn from the Development of Canada’s Constitutional System?’ at Eötvös Loránd University. I first came […]

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The Challenges of Canadian Constitutionalism

  Richard Albert* The Challenges of Canadian Constitutionalism In an interview on Alhayat Television in Egypt on January 30, 2012, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stirred some controversy in America. She remarked that ‘I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.’[1] Where […]

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1867 as the Year of Constitutional Changes around the World

  Balázs Rigó*   1867 as the Year of Constitutional Changes around the World   I Introduction and Methodology The composite jubilee of the year 1867 provides the topic for this paper. We will see how 1867 influenced both international relationships and constitutional changes through the world. The apparent and evident parallelism between Canada and […]

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The Canadian Approach to Fundamental Rights Disputes. Methodological Exceptionalism in Constitutional Interpretation and Proportionality Reasoning

  Zoltán Pozsár-Szentmiklósy* The Canadian Approach to Fundamental Rights Disputes Methodological Exceptionalism in Constitutional Interpretation and Proportionality Reasoning   I The Purpose and Structure of the Paper This paper aims at giving an overview of the unique methods of constitutional interpretation used by Canadian courts and their special relevance in fundamental rights disputes, especially those […]

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Reform of the Electoral System in Canada and in Hungary – Towards a More Proportional Electoral System?

  János Mécs* Reform of the Electoral System in Canada and in Hungary – Towards a More Proportional Electoral System?    I Introduction Reform of the electoral system is and has been a timely topic in both Canada and Hungary. In Canada, the reform was part of Justin Trudeau’s election manifesto and, as his party […]

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The Selection of Supreme Court Judges What Can the World Learn from Canada, What Can Canada Learn from the World?

  Eszter Bodnár*   The Selection of Supreme Court Judges What Can the World Learn from Canada, What Can Canada Learn from the World?**   The judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, the highest court of the country dealing also with constitutional matters, are appointed by the executive power. However, in October 2016, a […]

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The Scope of Reproductive Choice and Ectogenesis: A Comparison of European Regional Frameworks and Canadian Constitutional Standards

  Dragan Dakić*   The Scope of Reproductive Choice and Ectogenesis: A Comparison of European Regional Frameworks and Canadian Constitutional Standards    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the theoretical understanding of the possible effects on the scope of reproductive choice that the emergence and introduction of artificial wombs into the […]

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Freedom of Artistic Expression. Constitutional Lessons from Canada

  Marcin Górski*   Freedom of Artistic Expression. Constitutional Lessons from Canada   I Introductory Remarks Recent challenges to freedom of artistic expression in Hungary and Poland result in a growing need to refer to international and foreign case-law in order to make legal reasoning more profound and persuasive. While the Constitutional Court in Poland […]

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Development of the Regulation of Lien in Hungary, and the Factors Affecting Regulation

  Balázs Bodzási*   Development of the Regulation of Lien in Hungary, and the Factors Affecting Regulation**   I Relationship between Securities in rem and the Economy 1 Economic Background Economic research has shown that there is a close relationship between securities in rem and the economy. Securities in rem are of particular importance for […]

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The International Rail Registry and the Luxembourg Rail Protocol – How Global Registration Helps Governments, Financiers and the Rail Industry

  Elizabeth Hirst*   The International Rail Registry and the Luxembourg Rail Protocol – How Global Registration Helps Governments, Financiers and the Rail Industry**   In this paper I will talk about the operation of the International Rail Registry, the global need for transportation finance and the benefits that flow from the Convention on International […]

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ELTE Law Journal 2017/2

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