Strasbourg Court Rules Hungary State Text Book ‘Monopoly’ Violates Property Protection Principle

  • 17 Oct 2018 8:42 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Strasbourg Court Rules Hungary State Text Book ‘Monopoly’ Violates Property Protection Principle
The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Hungary in a suit initiated by Hungarian school textbook distributors and said that the Hungarian state had curbed the rights of those companies.

In its ruling, the court said that the Hungarian state had “deprived [the three applicant companies] of their business as distributors of school text books by new legislation which introduced a single State purchasing and distribution body” in 2011-2012.

According to the ruling, the Hungarian authorities violated stipulations of property protection in the European Convention on Human Rights.

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