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Champion of morality tracing the truth – Remembering Felix Somló

Bódog Somló – aka Felix Somló to the international audience – was one of the most influential scholars of legal philosophy in Hungary who gained equal recognition and acclaim on the international academic scene and played a significant part in raising sociology to a scientific level in Hungary. His famous students include Gyula Moór and György Lukács. Through his academic work he made Hungarian legal philosophy widely known and his theories and legal thinking proved to be abiding for decades to come, so much so that his successors all over Europe kept returning to them over and over again.

Published on - 2020-09-25 08:49:00
Category: Anniversaries
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Unique manuscripts in the Hungarian Parliamentary Collection – Nándor Urmanczy's memoir

Nándor Urmánczy, politician and journalist had been the member of the Hungarian National Assembly for 16 years from 1902 on. He established the first state school at his birthplace, Maroshévíz (Toplita, Romania), founded the first newspaper of the town, he initiatied the raising of the since destroyed North-South-East-West statues at Szabadság square, Budapest. He was also the founder of Defenders' League Association. Also, it was his idea to create the so-called "National Creed" and the Heirloom National Flag Movement after the Treaty of Trianon.

Published on - 2020-09-17 01:27:00
Category: Book recommendations
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Take an exclusive tour in the Library of Parliament! – European Heritage Days await you again

The European Heritage Days, organized each year to draw public attention to the values of our built environment, will take place this weekend (19-20 September) all around the continent including Hungary. The Hungarian House of Parliament together with the library are regular participants at the event and will join the programme this year, too.

Published on - 2020-09-15 03:19:00
Category: News
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In memory of Pál Szontágh, widely respected former Deputy Speaker of the Lower House born 200 years ago

Pál Szontágh, Member of the Upper House, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and a man of courage and honour was born on 12 September 1820. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth, we are now remembering his life and political career.

Published on - 2020-09-11 11:27:00
Category: Anniversaries
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Further restrictions introduced at the library to enhance COVID-19 prevention

In order to increase the efficiency of preventive measures against COVID-19, as of today, 9 September, 14:00, further restrictions have been introduced in the entire territory of the House of Parliament including the Library of Parliament.

Published on - 2020-09-09 02:11:00
Category: News
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Trianon 100 – Trianon's Impact on the Hungarian Judicial System

The severe territorial losses and economic consequences induced by the Treaty of Trianon brought about a dramatic re-structuring of the Hungarian judicial system, too. The number, functions and competence of the various courts of justice could not stay intact, hence they were tailored to a country with a territory of 300,000 km² rather than a two-thirds smaller one. As a result the judicial system had also suffered huge losses with regard to its size and personnel alike.

Published on - 2020-08-25 01:44:00
Category: Anniversaries
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