In their letter sent to the President of the European Commission, the Eötvös Károly Institute, the HHC and the HCLU claim that Hungarian legal provisions on the Data Protection Commissioner of Hungary violate relevant EU directives. The NGOs suggest the Commission to initiate a proceeding against Hungary.
Hungary refuses to examine on the merits asylum claims of asylum-seekers arriving in Hungary through Serbia, based on the wrong presumption that Serbia is able and willing to provide protection to these persons. This practice is in breach of Article 3 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
According to the NGOs’ view, the proposed amendments would allow the prosecutor to prohibit the attorney to attend the hearing of the witness. On the other hand it is a positive step that the draft law would ensure the right of appeal in case of placement in special security cells.
In recent years, country information (COI) has become one of the main issues on the European asylum agenda, partly as a result of the spectacular advancement of information technologies.
The Eötvös Károly Institute, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and Transparency International Hungary jointly evaluated the first three months of the newly formed Parliament.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the crucial influence of interpretation in the course of proceedings with foreigners.
Practical cooperation, exchanging good practices and dialogue on the assessment of country information (COI) as evidence in the judicial review of asylum decisions.
The Venice Commission issued an opinion on the new Constitution (the “Fundamental Law”) of Hungary in June 2011. Due to the lack of an official Hungarian translation and the misleading statements of government party representatives, the public may have a false impression of the content of the opinion. Therefore, the Eötvös Károly Institute, the HHC and the HCLU have prepared a joint analysis on the reactions of the Government in light of the Venice Commission’s opinion.
Documents related to the Fourth Periodic Report of Hungary
Having a nationality is like the air to breathe. One takes it for granted and only realises its importance when it is missing. Currently, there are at least 12 million stateless persons in the world, … Read more
In the framework of its 2010 project entitled “Return in a lawful and humane manner” the Hungarian Helsinki Committee conducted a research on best practices of voluntary return and reintegration of failed asylum seekers or other groups of migrants.
Is it true that most immigrants are Chinese in Hungary? Is it correct to talk about “economic refugees”? Foreigners are more likely to commit criminal acts than Hungarians, aren’t they? What is the difference between expulsion and extradition? Is it true that in Hungary the number of immigrants has been radically increasing in recent years?
The aim of this project (led by the Free University of Amsterdam) is to identify best practices regarding qualification for international protection and asylum procedures.
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee wrote a policy paper that aims to clarify how the European Court of Human Rights, in its evolving jurisprudence, interprets the requirement of individualisation when defining the threshold for a real … Read more
English translation of the Hungarian Asylum Act.
Since 2006, the HHC has taken the lead on promoting the rights of stateless persons among non-governmental organisations at a European level.
“Expulsion and Human Rights” is a brief guidance document intended primarily for judges on how to apply the prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment in expulsion and extradition cases (by Gábor Gyulai).
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee conducted a research on best practices of voluntary return and reintegration of failed asylum seekers or other groups of migrants.
The right to seek asylum and the obligation of protecting refugees is enshrined in numerous international human rights instruments and forms an integral part of European values. As an implementing partner of the United Nations High … Read more
The project primarily aims at the effective and harmonised application of human rights principles in decision-making related to the expulsion of foreigners.