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26.11.2018

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

Unconditional Basic Income Europe network meets in Budapest for a public conference and workshops among its members

In Budapest, a conference and workshops on the topic of unconditional basic income, organised by UBIE and its partners in Hungary, took place on the weekend of 23-25 November. At the conference on Friday 25th, experts, politicians and specialists spoke about their ideas, suggestions and experiences. After… »

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

26.09.2018

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as… »

12.09.2018

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

Hungary: Illiberal Democracy fails in the European Parliament

By triggering the Article 7 procedure, the European Parliament has made it clear that illiberal democracy is against the core values of the European Union. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes that the EP has validated, with a two-third majority, the long-standing concerns over the Hungarian political system. This enables Member… »

21.08.2018

Hungary: Asylum-seekers with inadmissible claims are denied food in detention in transit zones

Hungary: Asylum-seekers with inadmissible claims are denied food in detention in transit zones

A new ground for inadmissibility, a hybrid of the concepts of safe third country and first country of asylum, has been in effect since 1 July 2018. The new provision stems from amendments to the Asylum Act and the Fundamental Law but it was only put into practice now, in… »

23.06.2018

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

Hungarian government marks world refugee day by passing law to jail helpers

We publish here the press release from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a non-governmental watchdog organisation that protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy methods. Budapest, 20 June 2018 — On World Refugee Day the Hungarian Parliament adopted Bill T/333, a new… »

02.06.2018

Criminalisation of solidarity, Hungary at the forefront

Criminalisation of solidarity, Hungary at the forefront

Hungary, ruled by Viktor Orban’s racist right wing, has always distinguished itself for its anti-immigrant policy (just think of the barbed wire barrier built in 2015 on the border with Serbia), but those who oppose it are now being harshly punished: in fact, the government has introduced a bill providing… »

28.03.2017

EU Commission Should Call Out Hungary’s Asylum Abuses

EU Commission Should Call Out Hungary’s Asylum Abuses

Top EU Official Should Use Visit to Press Budapest to Comply with International Law By Lydia Gall Hungary’s new asylum law allowing for the blanket detention of asylum seekers, including some children, will come into force on March 28. It’s the latest of Hungary’s abusive laws and policies… »

13.10.2016

Manipulating a referendum

Manipulating a referendum

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System for Occupy London This week Hungary had a referendum on whether or not to accept migrant quotas from the rest of the EU. The result of the referendum was strongly in favour of rejection, with a massive 98% of votes… »

02.10.2016

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, now the International day of nonviolence, Hungarians were faced with a divisive, xenophobic referendum on whether the country should accept a few hundred refugees as part of a redistribution programme promoted by Germany which is hosting around a million. Although the vast majority of… »

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