Hungary

COVID-19 crisis

Article originally published on Hungarian Helsinki Committee website, 27 May 2020 - accessible here Rapid analysis of the Bill on ...
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Article originally published on Freedom House - accessible here Author: Gábor Filippov Hungry just became the first-ever country to fall ...
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This article was originally published on the Hungarian Helsinki Committee's website, on 31 March 2020 - See here Following the ...
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Article originally published on Netherlands Helsinki Committee, 27 March 2020 - accessible here The European Civic Forum and the undersigned ...
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Article originally published on Netherland Helsinki Committee, 22 March 2020 - accessible here A carte blanche mandate for the Hungarian ...
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Freedom of association

Article originally published on Hungarian Helsinki Committee website, 17 August 2020 – accessible here In its Information Note, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee provides an overview of certain rule of law developments in Hungary between May and July 2020, covering concerns pertaining to the justice system and institutional issues related to checks ...
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Article originally published on ECNL - accessible here (to download click here) It is the news of the week: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has officially sentenced that Hungary’s law on the transparency of organisations supported from abroad is in breach of EU law, including provisions of the Charter of ...
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Press release, Civilization coalition, 18 June 2020 - accessible here In its decision today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) echoes the Hungarian civil society’s opinion of past years: the law on the transparency of foreign funded organisations (commonly known as the law on NGOs) is stigmatising, ...
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(Hungarian Helsinki Committee - 14 January 2020) According to the Court of Justice Advocate General’s opinion, the fact that under the Hungarian 2017 Lex NGO, civil society organisations receiving foreign donations are subject to restrictions violates the right to the protection of private life and the right to freedom of association and ...
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(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was created as a horizontal body within the European Economic and Social Committee in 2018, and was tasked with enhancing the contribution of organised civil society in strengthening fundamental rights, democracy ...
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Freedom of expression

Anyone in state-owned media who wants to cover issues related to the climate activist Greta Thunberg needs permission from higher ...
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(Amnesty Hungary - 29 November 2019) Reacting to a November 29 news report by Hungarian daily Nepszava that MTVA, the Hungarian ...
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(Hungarian Helsinki Committee) On 12 November 2019, the Hungarian Government submitted a Bill to the Parliament which, if adopted, will ...
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By Szabad Egyetem Collective Szabad Egyetem is a collective of students and members of Hungarian civil society who came together ...
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(Amnesty International - 11 September 2019) One year after the momentous European Parliament (EP) vote to trigger Article 7 of ...
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Freedom of assembly

Collaborative research paper prepared by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee ...
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Article originally published on Hungarian Helsinki Committee website, 27 May 2020 - accessible here Rapid analysis of the Bill on ...
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On Sunday 23 February, more than two thousands people marched to the Parliament against the refusal of the Hungarian government ...
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(Hungarian Helsinki Committee) On 12 November 2019, the Hungarian Government submitted a Bill to the Parliament which, if adopted, will ...
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UPDATE - 8 July: According to statement of Kama Peksa from Pride organiser Rainbow Mission Foundation to Hungary Today "this ...
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Institutional reactions

Article originally published on Hungarian Helsinki Committee website, 17 August 2020 – accessible here In its Information Note, the Hungarian Helsinki ...
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Article originally published on ECNL - accessible here (to download click here) It is the news of the week: the European ...
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(European Economic and Social Committee) Interim Report - November 2019 The Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law (FRRL) Group was ...
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Amnesty International Hungary published a report jointly with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee with regard to the independence of the judiciary ...
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(OHCHR) Budapest, 17 July 2019 Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I would like to start by thanking the Government of ...
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Other resources

This article was originally published on ECNL website - 23 January 2020, accessible here. Civil society’s right to privacy has ...
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By Szabad Egyetem Collective Szabad Egyetem is a collective of students and members of Hungarian civil society who came together ...
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(European Environmental Bureau) Restrictions placed on civil society are dangerous for both our democracies and our environment. A new report by ...
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(Civilizáció) Under the lead of the coalition Civilizáció, more than a hundred NGOs have joined a common manifesto published on the occasion ...
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(Jacobin) Hungary has been gripped by mass protests against Viktor Orbán’s 'slave law' on overtime. It's the biggest challenge yet to ...
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