The Hertie School and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) have joined forces to launch a new project, Strategic Litigation for Rights in Europe: Building Knowledge, Skills and Connections for Legal Practitioners to Use the EU … Read more
Are you a lawyer, passionate about protecting fundamental rights across Europe, and eager to develop your skills and knowledge to unlock the power of the Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter)? If so, STARLIGHT is for you.
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
On 7 December 2022, the Hungarian Parliament amended the infamous Stop Soros law in a last-minute amendment that was introduced through a parliamentary supercommittee to an unrelated omnibus bill. The changes will enter into force … Read more
The Hungarian state violated the human rights of three Syrian refugees – the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared on December 15. The Hungarian authorities expelled them without properly examining their asylum applications or … Read more
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee reached a milestone in our litigation struggle against Hungary’s indiscriminate and violent push-back policy applied at the Serbian-Hungarian border. In September 2022, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that it violates the prohibition of collective expulsions and the right to remedy. This is our second victory in Strasbourg concerning this unlawful practice, and it gives us hope for several similar pending cases – and reaching systemic change in this unfair policy.
The Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed that a common Hungarian practice is not only cruel but unlawful: Hungarian legislation provides that authorities can withdraw international protection further to a danger to national security without providing the grounds of the decision to the person concerned or their legal representative. In September 2022, the Luxembourg court judged in favour of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s client. The judgement clarified that refugees have the right to know why the authorities denied them international protection.
“We do our utmost not to let the children drop out from education.”
“I had to pick the children up to avoid having them stomped.”
“Mom tried to calm me down, saying everything will be OK. I believed her, I had to.”
“If the war will be over, I’ll take my family home.”
“I only have my children. They are my life.”
“I’m sure the garlic planted in spring has already gone to seed and grown enormous.”
A new research paper published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee brings attention to the worrying practices of non-implementation of judgments in the field of asylum and migration in Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia and the implications on the rule of law.
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the She 4 She will organise an exhibition of paintings of refugees and other foreigners living in Hungary.
The Dutch Council for Refugees interviewed our colleague, Anikó Bakonyi about our response to the war in Ukraine.
В последнее время в Венгерский Хельсинкский Комитет поступало много обращений в связи с обучением украинских детей.
Останнім часом до Угорського Гельсінського Комітету надходило багато звернень стосовно навчання українських дітей.
Our Ukrainian neighbours celebrated Independence Day in the shadow of the losses of the Russian invasion that started six months ago. We help the best we can to ease the pain of war: providing 24/7 legal assistance & info to those fleeing.
Joint Legal Note by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) aims at providing guidance as to the standards under EU and international law relating to examination of … Read more