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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

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 ...