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Top Court: Immunity Certificates Not Discriminatory

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.10.19.

Hungary’s Constitutional Court (AB) has rejected claims that the rights enjoyed by immunity certificate holders, but withheld from those without one, are unconstitutional, a decision published on the court’s website said on Tuesday.

The court received some 1,000 individual complaints in the matter since the pass was first issued.

The claims argued that the immunity certificates, issued to those who have been vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19, ensured rights to their owners in a way that discriminated against those who could not receive the vaccine due to underlying health conditions.

The court said that certain fundamental rights could be suspended during a state of emergency. Parliament reviews the state of emergency regularly to ensure those rights are not curbed longer than necessary, the ruling said.

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