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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Freedom of expression

(Political Capital, 5 January 2021) Péter Krekó was interviewed by Politico about the challenges of anti-vaccination attitudes in Hungary late last ...
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Article originally published by Tony Wesolowsky for RFE/RL on 10 October 2020 Observers and government critics say Hungarian media outlets ...
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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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Freedom of assembly

Article originally published by European Center for Not-for-Profit Law on 13 November 2020 On November 10, Hungary adopted new measures ...
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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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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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UPDATE (6 October 2020): EU court rules against Hungary over law that targeted Soros-affiliated university The European Union’s highest court ...
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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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