Hungary

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… »

03.10.2015

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Moving video and photos from the peace sign formed on the 2nd of October to mark the International day of Nonviolence. Video images: Tamas Csefko, Balazs Szigeti, Editing: Tamas Csefko… »

03.10.2015

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 people gathered in Budapest’s Heroes Square on Friday evening, 2nd of October, to mark the International Day of Nonviolence. Organised by different communities of Silo’s Message in the city, mostly through a campaign on Facebook, people came together to form a symbol for ‘peace, nonviolence, compassion and reconciliation.’ The… »

12.09.2015

Budapest concert as part of European Day of Action for Refugees

Budapest concert as part of European Day of Action for Refugees

Hundreds of Hungarians turned out in Budapest today at Keleti train station – the scene of terrible images in recent days when thousands of refugees were refused access to trains despite having paid for tickets – in order to take part in a festive and joyful concert celebrating cultural diversity… »

07.09.2015

Impressions of Budapest train station

Impressions of Budapest train station

Pictures taken by our photographer Anita Szeicz at the 4th of september 2015, Keleti station in Budapest, three hours before the first bus left Budapest towards Vienna. »

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