Budapest, 22 November 2023 The leader of the Fidesz parliamentary group yesterday presented a package of laws that are called “defense of sovereignty” but are in fact designed to protect the arbitrary exercise of power. … Read more
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is implementing the YES project (Youth Engagement and Sensitization for Refugee Integration and an Inclusive Hungarian Society) between September 2022 and August 2024, with the support of terre des hommes Germany. With the project, on the one hand, we help young refugees and immigrants living in Hungary to become active participants in their communities and Hungarian society. On the other hand, we increase the awareness of Hungarian youth and teachers through sessions that help them understand the situation of refugees and immigrants. The YES project was born out of our wish to encourage refugees and immigrants – who belong to a minority with one of the most negative portrayals in Hungary – to feel more at home in Hungary by becoming more visible and equal.
We invite you to join our Social Participation Course! We are looking for young people between the ages of 16-25 who live in Hungary as foreigners. Apply to the course, if: you want to feel … Read more
The protection of refugees requires trained professionals, who know how to build and operate protection systems in line with international human rights obligations. Unfortunately, in most regions of the world refugee studies are not taught … Read more
In 2018, the government propaganda outlet Figyelő published a blacklist of 200 members of civil society and academia – including the Hungarian Helsinki Committee staff –, calling them “Soros mercenaries”. It took years to have … Read more
Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee received the award on behalf of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee at the annual conference of the Law Firm Network (LFN). At the event held in mid-October in … Read more
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has a new logo now. The renewed logo builds on the previous one, but the new version is friendlier, cleaner, and more direct. With the help of the De-Form Design Studio, the organisation has revamped its entire brand, from letterhead to merchandising products.