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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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, ...
HUNGARY: Advocate General of the CJEU – Hungarian Law that restricts NGO financing from abroad is incompatible with EU Law
(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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HUNGARY: Budapest pride marches peacefully despite controversial statements from far-right ahead of the event
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