February 12th, 2020
The Act on the Jozef Miloslav Hurban State Award and Alexander Dubcek State Award is not in conflict with the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, the Constitutional Court decided on Wednesday. According to the law, the parliamentary chair bestows the Jozef Miloslav Hurban State Award and the Government the Alexander Dubcek State Award. The law adopted by Parliament with effect from January 1, 2018 was challenged by then president Andrej Kiska at the Constitutional Court. He said that state honours, which, according to him, also included the newly established state awards, can be granted, under the Constitution, only by the head of state, provided that he or she doesn't delegate the authority to another body.