Dániel GYULAY: The legal history of the duality of honor concept - with particular regard to constitutional requirements. Nr. 2021/12

In the judicial practice of defamation and slander, the double perception of honor prevails. In the context of the factuality, the judicial practice insists on an own concept of honor, despite of the predominancy of constitutional requirements. However, this perception in the significant part of the manifestations does not agree with the concept of honor of the protected legal interest. The Supreme Court confirmed this duality in a number of decisions, emphasizing that the allegement (rumor etc.) from the criminal act, the contention must be examined in itself and not in a fundamental right relation (Judicial Decision No. 2013.8.204). In my view, besides that the legal practice attributes two kinds of meanings to the concept, other concerns can also be highlighted with this approach.

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