HUNGARY: Corona should not be used to restrict human rights – clear end date and oversight essential for emergency powers in Hungary
HUNGARY: Unlimited power is not the panacea – Assessment of the proposed law to extend the state of emergency and its constitutional preconditions
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Article originally published by Radio Free Europe on 19 October 2020 Hundreds of students, celebrities, and faculty of Hungary's University of Theater and Film Arts (SZFE) have protested outside the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) in Budapest, urging the government to restore the autonomy of their institution. A sweeping ...
HUNGARY: Hungarian Public Foundation Rejects NGO Application for EU Funding over Unlawful Foreign Agent Law
Article originally published by Autocracy Analyst on 30 September 2020. In June, the highest court in the European Union ruled that Hungary’s Foreign Agent Law requiring NGOs with foreign funding to self-identify and disclose their donors was unlawful. A few months later, a Hungarian public foundation operated by the government ...
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 ...
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 ...
HUNGARY: Civilization coalition reacts on ruling by CJEU on “Lex NGO” – “All this law did was bring us closer together”
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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HUNGARY: Political Capital fights back against brutal disinformation attack from government-controlled media
Freedom of assembly
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW: National developments from a civil society perspective, 2018-2019
HUNGARY: End of visit statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales
Locking citizens out of environmental decision making is a threat to democracy – report highlights problems across the EU