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Fairness of Elections in Danger – Guardians of Constitutionalism Failed

2014. 03. 19.

Last week’s dismal decisions of the Hungarian Constitutional Court (CC), the National Electoral Commission and the Data Protection Authority (DPA) have proved former concerns of human rights NGOs correct: institutions, ...

Rule of law under attack – Joint statement with the AEDH

2013. 12. 10.

New laws adopted by the Hungarian Parliament raise concerns again in terms of human rights and the rule of law, while most of the previous objections raised by international bodies ...

Abolishing the age limit regarding Constitutional Court judges

2013. 11. 19.

The Eötvös Károly Institute, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union criticize the abolishing of the upper age limit of 70 years in case of elected Constitutional ...

NGO comments on the 5th Amendment to the Fundamental Law

2013. 10. 31.

Opinion of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Eötvös Károly Institute

The truth about the Tavares Report

2013. 05. 29.

The Hungarian government provided detailed comments on the so-called Tavares Report regarding the situation of fundamental rights in Hungary, which will soon be discussed by Members of the European Parliament. ...

The Constitutional Court hears the President of the National Judicial Office behind closed doors

2013. 05. 07.

According to the Eötvös Károly Institute, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Constitutional Court’s decision to hear the President of the National Judicial Office behind ...

Meeting with the Venice Commission

2013. 04. 17.

The HHC, the HCLU and the Eötvös Károly Institute met the delegation of the Venice Commission in Budapest last week, and informed them about the severe problems arising in connection ...

Newest amendment to the Fundamental Law of Hungary seriously undermines rule of law

2013. 03. 06.

Three Hungarian NGOs, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Eötvös Károly Institute and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union addressed the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Commission ...

Dismissal without justification violates the Convention

2012. 11. 29.

In 2010, the Hungarian Parliament adopted an Act allowing the dismissal of certain civil servants without justification. Related provisions left civil servants without effective domestic remedy, because in absence of ...

Preliminary voting registration is arbitrary

2012. 11. 14.

The HHC, the HCLU and the EKINT claim that the preliminary and obligatory registration for voting has no legitimate aim and thus it is arbitrary,