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Strasbourg Court: Hungary Violates Rules Through Monopolising School Textbook Distribution

Miklós Halász-Szabó 2018.10.16.

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday 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.

via MTI