Hungary’s Government Has Taken Control of the Constitutional Court

2015. 03. 25.

The Hungarian government has filled the Constitutional Court with loyal judges to create a judicial rubber stamp for government interests, according to a study by the Eötvös Károly Institute, the ...

Disrespect for European Values in Hungary, 2010-2014

2014. 11. 21.

An assessment of the current deficiencies of the rule of law, democracy, pluralism and respect for human rights in Hungary.

Governmental attacks against Hungarian NGOs discussed at OSCE human rights meeting

2014. 09. 23.

Hungarian NGOs and international organisations voiced concerns about the Hungarian government’s fierce crackdown on NGOs at the international human rights event of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ...

Unconstitutional and illegitimate changes in the system of municipal representation

2014. 06. 11.

The modification of the municipal representation of the Hungarian capital, enacted on 10 June 2014, violates the basic principles of constitutionality and flies in the face of international norms and ...

Early removal of Hungarian Supreme Court president violates Convention

2014. 05. 27.

Today the European Court of Human Rights concluded Hungary was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights due to the premature termination of the Hungarian Supreme Court’s President’s ...

CJEU: Hungary violated Directive 95/46/EC

2014. 04. 08.

In a judgment issued today, the Court of Justice of the European Union concluded that the Data Protection Commissioner of Hungary was replaced by a new authority in an unlawful ...

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