Judges of the Hungarian County Court in Pécs visited the Constitutional Court

6 June 2013 - within the cooperation between the Vukovar Club of Judges and their Hungarian colleagues, Judge Snježana Bagić, Deputy President and Judge Dr Marko Babić received today a delegation of judges of the County Court in Pécs, Hungary and introduced the work and competences of the Croatian Constitutional Court. Hungarian judges were particularly interested in the number of cases related to the review of constitutionality of a law initiated at a request of regular courts, which in their proceedings had to apply a law they deemed unconstitutional. They pointed out that Hungarian judges frequently stop their proceedings and require the Constitutional Court to review the constitutionality of the law they deemed unconstitutional. In that manner was, among other legislation, revised the Hungarian Public Assembly Act. Unlike their Hungarian colleagues, the Croatian judges have so far rarely used the respective competence provided for in the Constitutional Act on the Constitutional Court.