Friday, June 10, 2011

Hungarian Constitution - justified criticism or political attack?

(Source: Human Dignity Watch), June 10, 2011
A European Parliament debate on new Fundamental Hungarian Law (constitution) of 18 April 2011 took place on June 8 2011. The new Fundemental Law was adopted by an overwhelming majority of 262 votes to 44 votes (plus one abstention).It shall come into force on 1January 2012.For several weeks, the Hungarian constitution was violently criticised and it seems necessary to analyse the debate to distinguish between objective criticism, political attacks against this law, protecting values in the European tradition. The debate around Hungarian Fundamental Basic Law, the latter recalling the importance of human dignity,protection of life and family, based on marriage between a man and a woman shows that - apart from a few legally debatalbe points- part of the political class in Brussels does not want to hear about these values and fight hard against them.