Council of Europe criticises Hungary

Experts say constitutional changes endanger checks and balances


 

 The Venice Commission of legal experts say Hungary's constitutional changes "endanger" the system of checks and balances but backed off more scathing language after Hungary made some concessions.

The independent legal experts, who meet in Venice, were asked by the Council of Europe to issue an opinion on a new amendment to Hungary's constitution viewed by critics as anti-democratic. The changes include strict limits on the definition of family, criminali...


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