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The Strasbourg court's decision in a case from Hungary declares once and for all that uncontrolled government surveillance is incompatible with European human rights standards.

You must be daring to quip about politicians in Hungary these days: journalists, bloggers and ordinary people have been brought to court for such deeds.

In the face of the most serious migration crisis to hit Europe in the many years, the Hungarian government took legal and physical steps to stop refugees at the southern border: the Serbian section of the country’s border was sealed with barbed wire fences while arguably unconstitutional...

The Ministry of Justice has published its planned modifications to the controversial Church Law.

What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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The new Civil Code of Hungary entered into force in March 2014. Unfortunately, the authors of the law decided to sustain the traditional approach to legal capacity which preferred plenary and partial guardianship.

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This guardianship regime has been criticised by disabled persons' organisations worldwide because it restricts the right to self-determination of those living with

As part of our campaign "I have a child with me," we conducted a unique survey of Hungarian healthcare institutions, submitting 64 public interest data requests to hospitals with maternity or children's wards.

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Based on the results of its survey of Hungary's healthcare institutions, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has prepared, with the contributions of doctors and

The Hungarian government will erect a 175-kilometer-long fence along its southern border with Serbia in an effort to prevent refugees from entering Hungary. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union claims the fence represents an inhuman and unacceptable action that is not legitimized by international precedents. It is inhuman because the fence would stop everyone trying to cross the border, including refugees fleeing in fear for their lives and security. According to the organization's Facebook page, it is the utmost cruelty to physically prevent anyone from fleeing to safety.

 

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What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

Last fall, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) adopted a new policy to help re-establish an environment for government and civil society collaboration, safeguarding the Open Government Declaration and to mitigate reputational risks to OGP. Today, members of Hungarian civil society, including representatives of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Transparency International Hungary and K-Monitor, as well as Sunlight’s international policy manager, a former employee of K-Monitor, called on the OGP Steering Committee to take action under the new policy and launch a thorough investigation into the situation in Hungary, with a special attention to the deterioration of the space for civil society.

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In the past few years, the rule of law, democracy, pluralism, human rights and the role of independent institutions as checks and balances on political power have been

The Strasbourg court's decision in a case from Hungary declares once and for all that uncontrolled government surveillance is incompatible with European human rights standards.

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  • Two lawyers won their case against the Hungarian state concerning legislation on secret surveillance.
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Freedom House published this year's evaluation examining post-socialist countries on Tuesday. The report, Nations in Transit 2015, reclassifies Hungary from the category "Consolidated Democracies" to "Semi-Consolidated Democracies." The Washington-based international watchdog organization examined 29 countries (in Central Europe, the Balkans and the member states of the former Soviet Union) during last year. In the report, Hungary ranked 8th among 29 countries, finishing behind Slovakia and ahead of Bulgaria.

 

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In the face of the most serious migration crisis to hit Europe in the many years, the Hungarian government took legal and physical steps to stop refugees at the

The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed disappointment over the decision of the Hungarian Parliament’s Justice Committee not to advance a bill that would have repealed criminal defamation and established safeguards against the abuse of civil defamation law.

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Last month, IPI joined 29 other international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations in 

The Ministry of Justice has published its planned modifications to the controversial Church Law.

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After a year of work to settle controversial elements of the Hungarian Church Law, the Ministry of Justice has published its modifications.

With the use of the military inside the country and the reclassification of illegal border crossing from an offence to a crime, the government would put in force totalitarian practices before the change of the regime. Therefore, TASZ calls upon the parliamentarians to reject a law which ignores the basic requirements of constitutionality   in light of the human rights crisis produced by the high number of refugees.

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In the last few months, the high number of people fleeing to Hungary to escape war has caused the largest human rights crisis in the past decade. People are arriving

The Supreme Court of Hungary has issued a judgment that local governments are not allowed to make decisions forcing certain groups to leave a municipality or creating difficulties for their settlement there.

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The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has fought against the discriminative regulation since the fall of 2014, calling the attention of the local government offices and

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