Slowly, Steadily, Stealthily – How Rule of Law Is Further Undermined in Hungary

Slowly, Steadily, Stealthily

How Rule of Law Is Further Undermined in Hungary

January – September 2019

On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament voted to trigger proceedings against Hungary under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union on account of the systemic threat to the core values of the EU. A year later, the risk of a serious breach of the EU founding values has increased: Hungarian authorities have continued to silence dissent and run intimidation campaigns against individuals and organizations that want to hold the government accountable. This has been achieved through enacting or enforcing laws that curb fundamental freedoms and by further increasing government control over the media and the judiciary.

The European Council should now resolutely address the substantive concerns in the Article 7 framework.

A joint briefing by Amnesty International Hungary, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Mertek Media Monitor.

ReadSLOWLY, STEADILY, STEALTHILY – How Rule of Law Is Further Undermined in Hungary, January-September 2019

Previous updates:

Hungary Moving Beyond Red Lines, September 2018-January 2019

Orban’s Government Heads Towards Arbitrary Rule, April-August 2018

 

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