For the fourth year in a row, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee is contributing to the European Commission’s annual Rule of Law Report in coordination with other Hungarian human rights and anti-corruption CSOs.
This year, Amnesty International Hungary, the Eötvös Károly Institute, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, K-Monitor, Mertek Media Monitor, Political Capital and Transparency International Hungary teamed up to provide an overarching assessment of the rule of law situation in Hungary.
The compilation of the contributions of the above CSOs to the 2023 Rule of Law Report covers in detail all of the topics included in the annual Rule of Law Reports, namely:
- the justice system (its independence, the quality of justice, the efficiency of the justice system);
- the anti-corruption framework (institutional capacity to fight corruption, prevention, repressive measures);
- media freedom and pluralism (media authorities, safeguards against interference, media ownership, protection of journalists);
- other institutional issues related to the system of checks and balances (legislative process, independent authorities, framework for CSOs).
For the first time, contributors were also invited to assess the measures taken by the Hungarian government to follow-up the recommendations it received in last year’s Rule of Law Report.
The compilation of the contributions of the nine CSOs above on the rule of law in Hungary is available here:
Contributions of Hungarian CSOs to the European Commission’s Rule of Law Report (January 2023)