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Rapid analysis of the Bills T/10747 and T/10748.

Another win for HCLU: ban of journalists from Parliament violates European standards

The speaker of the House violated the freedom of the press when banning journalists from the Hungarian Parliament building, ruled the European Court of Human Rights today. The six applicant journalists were represented by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.

Hungarian NGOs’ contribution to European Commission’s first Rule of Law Report

Eight Hungarian NGOs, participating in the stakeholder consultation launched by the European Commission for its first annual Rule of Law Report, trust that the EC will make concrete, enforceable recommendations to EU Member States, hence also for Hungary on how to advance rule of law in the EU.

Joint letter: Hungarian govt’s decision to limit GDPR rights is disproportionate and unjustified

Civil society organisations call on the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) to analyse the Hungarian Government Decree suspending the application of certain rights provided for under the GDPR and advise the European Commission in their consideration to launch an infringement procedure.

How not to commit “scaremongering”?

Sharing true facts or your opinion is not a crime. In this factsheet we've gathered what to keep in mind when discussing Covid-19 issues.

HCLU released its report on 2019 elections

One of the key lessons of the report is that the legislators are currently not interested in establishing a fair and just electoral system.