External functions, Hungary, foreign policy, strategic directions, Constitution of the Republic of Hungary, fundamental legal documents of Hungary


Most states implement their main activities through internal and external functions, which serve as a guarantee of peaceful and secure coexistence. However, in order to understand what is the basic basis of Hungarian success, in our opinion, it is necessary to analyze the external function of the Hungarian state under the main legislative – constitutional basis. The issue of state formation today is one of the most common problems in Ukraine inside and outside. It requires a clear definition of the functions of the modern state given the impact of globalization and integration processes in the modern world. This scientific article examines the issues of external functions of the state as a constitutional and legal category with an emphasis on the theoretical and legal aspect of the practice of Hungary. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of different approaches of native and foreign scholars to the external functions of the state from the foundation of modern theory of state and law. It is noticed  that the Ukrainian scientist O. Andrusenko offers several sub-functions of the syncretic external function of the modern state: foreign policy (diplomatic); defense of the state from external military aggression; foreign economic; establishing international humanitarian relations; environmental, or ecological (participation in international environmental protection). It is with the help of this division, which is taken as a basis, that we analyze Hungary’s invaluable experience in this area. It has been resurched that each of these activities of Hungary has its deep roots, the Golden Bull, which created a strong strengthening of the state system in the state, the Tripartite - the first Legal Code, and of course the Constitution of the Republic of Hungary. It is noticed by us the main external directions of the Hungarian government, which have been unchanged and relevant for many years, a key external direction of Hungary even today. We also mention in the same context the above-mentioned sub-functions of different directions of the Strategies of the Hungarian government.

Author Biography

Oleksandra Horbachenko, KROK University

PhD student of law faculty, «KROK» University, Kyiv, Ukraine


Andrusenko O. (2005), ‘‘Regarding the concept of syncretic external function of the modern state’’, Druhi yurydychni chytannia: Zbirnyk materialiv Vseukrainskoi naukovoi konferentsiiNatsionalnoho pedahohichnoho instytutu imeni Drahomanova, S. 5.

Kolodii A., Kopieichykov V., Lysenkov S. ta in (2004) Teoriia derzhavy i prava [Theory of state and law], Navchalnyi posibnyk I. Yurinkom Inter, Kyiv. S. 88.

Pyskotyn M. (1958), K voprosu o funktsyiakh Sovetskoho hosudarstva v sovremennii peryod [On the question of the functions of the Soviet state in the modern period], Sovetskoe hosudarstvo y pravo. № 5. S. 99.

Andrusenko O. (2006) ‘‘On the question of the external functions of the modern state’’, Naukovi zapysky NaUKMA, tematychnyi vypusk «Iurydychni nauky», S. 43–46.

Konstytutsiia Uhorskoi Respubliky [Constitution of the Republic of Hungary] 1949 r. Available at: https://legalns.com/download/books/cons/hungary.pdf (accessed 08.09.2021).

Tkach D. (2004) ‘‘Modern Hungary in the context of social transformations’’: Monohrafiia. In-t polit. i etnonats. doslidzh. NAN Ukrainy. Kyiv: MAUP, 480 s.

Derzhaliuk M. (2015) ‘‘Features of constitutional reform in modern Hungary’’. Mizhnarodnyi pravoporiadok: suchasni problemy ta yikh vyrishennia: zb. materialiv konferentsii do 125-richchia vid Dnia narodzhennia V.M.Koretskoho (19 liutoho 2015 roku). Instytut derzhavy i prava im. V.M.Koretskoho NAN Ukrainy. Lviv, SPOLOM, S. 289-297.

Magyarország Alaptörvénye (2011. április 25.) Available at: https://net.jogtar.hu/jogszabaly?docid=a1100425.atv (accessed 08.10.2021).

1163/2020. (IV. 21.) Korm. Határozat Magyarország Nemzeti Biztonsági Stratégiájáról Available at: https://net.jogtar.hu/jogszabaly?docid=A20H1163.KOR&txtreferer=00000001.txt (accessed 10.10.2021).

KÖLCSÖNKAPOTT KÖRNYEZETÜNK” 5. NEMZETI KÖRNYEZETVÉDELMI PROGRAM 2021-2026 Szakpolitikai stratégia AGRÁRMINISZTÉRIUM 2020 Available at: http://www.hermanottointezet.hu/sites/default/files/nkp5_0430_tervezet.pdf (accessed 08.10.2021).




How to Cite

Horbachenko, O. (2022). EXTERNAL FUNCTION OF THE HUNGARIAN STATE AS A CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL CATEGORY. Public Administration and Law Review, (2), 51–61. https://doi.org/10.36690/2674-5216-2022-2-51