HUNGARY: Budapest pride marches peacefully despite controversial statements from far-right ahead of the event
Budapest, 2017. július 8. Az LMBTQ-közösség (leszbikus, meleg, biszexuális, transznemû és queer emberek) fesztiválja, a 22. Budapest Pride felvonulásának résztvevõi gyülekeznek az Országház elõtti Kossuth Lajos téren 2017. július 8-án. MTI Fotó: Máthé Zoltán

HUNGARY: Budapest pride marches peacefully despite controversial statements from far-right ahead of the event

UPDATE - 8 July: According to statement of Kama Peksa from Pride organiser Rainbow Mission Foundation to Hungary Today "this year’s event was the most peaceful and unhindered one in…

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HUNGARY: New Laws on Administrative Courts Undermine Judicial Independence (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On 30 May, Gergely Gulyas, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff said the launch of the new administrative court system is suspended. Read more here: https://www.dw.com/en/hungary-drops-courts-plan-opposed-by-eu-rights-groups/a-48978758 **** (Hungarian Helsinki…

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Locking citizens out of environmental decision making is a threat to democracy – report highlights problems across the EU

(European Environmental Bureau) Restrictions placed on civil society are dangerous for both our democracies and our environment. A new report by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals examples of EU governments…

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HUNGARY: more needs to be done to bring legislation on administrative courts in line with international standards, UN Expert says

(OHCHR - 5 April 2019) The Hungarian Parliament has recently amended the laws on administrative courts, adopted in December 2018, in order to bring them in line with international standards. At…

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HUNGARY: Commission takes next step in infringement procedure against Hungary for criminalising activities in support of asylum applicants

(European Commission)  The European Commission has today decided to send a reasoned opinion to Hungary concerning legislation that criminalises activities that support asylum and residence applications and further restricts the…

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HUNGARY: Demonstrations and roadblocks all over the country

(Index) Saturday afternoon, the series of demonstrations against the Overtime Act continued in Budapest and numerous countryside locations. There were demonstrations or roadblocks in Miskolc, Tatabánya, Debrecen, Sopron, and many other places. The…

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HUNGARY: Mobilisation against the ‘Slavery law’

(Jacobin) Hungary has been gripped by mass protests against Viktor Orbán’s 'slave law' on overtime. It's the biggest challenge yet to the far-right government. On December 12, Hungary’s parliament passed a…

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HUNGARY: Demonstration Against “Slave Law” turned aggressive

UPDATE - 17 December 2018: Amnesty International condemns "unnecessary and excessive force used against protesters" by police. Read the full statement: https://www.amnesty.eu/news/hungary-police-must-rein-in-unnecessary-and-excessive-force-used-against-protesters%ef%bb%bf/ **** (Hungary Today - 12 December 2018) Following…

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