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17.11.2014

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a… »

18.09.2013

Hungary: Constitutional Change Falls Short

Hungary: Constitutional Change Falls Short

Recent changes to the Hungarian constitution do little to address concerns set out by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes leave in place provisions that undermine the rule of law and weaken human rights protection. The Hungarian parliament, with a… »

23.05.2013

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues

Activist and scholar to lecture on current Romani issues by Aria Seligmann, UO Office of Strategic Communications MAY 22, 2013 Hungarian Romani activist Angela Kocze, currently a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Wake Forest University, will be at the University of Oregon on Friday, May 24, to… »

16.05.2013

Hungary: Rule of Law Under Threat

Hungary: Rule of Law Under Threat

The systemic changes to Hungary’s legal framework introduced by the government since 2010 weaken legal checks on its authority, interfere with media freedom, and undermine human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The continuing failure of the Hungarian government to comply with recommendations by… »

15.03.2013

UN human rights office voices concern over changes to Hungarian constitution

UN human rights office voices concern over changes to Hungarian constitution

The United Nations today expressed concern over Hungary’s adoption of an amendment to the constitution that threatens the independence of its judiciary, and stressed this could have a profound effect on the human rights of its citizens. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (… »

12.03.2013

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

The European Union (EU) should take resolute action in response to the latest constitutional changes adopted in the Hungarian parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes adopted on March 11, 2013, respond directly to a series of critical rulings in 2012 by Hungary’s Constitutional Court, which struck… »

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