Hungary

Fidesz landslide heightens concerns for civil society and independent media

Hungary’s right-wing Fidesz Party won a landslide victory for the third time in a row in parliamentary elections held on 8th April. Fidesz regained a two-thirds super-majority in the Hungarian parliament which gives the Party enough votes to make constitutional changes. Read more

Fidesz landslide heightens concerns for civil society and independent media

Orban continues to target CSOs and opponents ahead of April 8th elections

With elections to be held on April 8th, Viktor Orban's government continues to press ahead with new laws which would stifle the work of human rights organisations. Read more

Orban continues to target CSOs and opponents ahead of April 8th elections

Civil society considers proposed "Stop Soros" laws "deceitful"

A new package of laws, dubbed the "Stop Soros" laws, has been proposed in Hungary in the lead up to election on 8th April. Read more

Civil society considers proposed "Stop Soros" laws "deceitful"

European Commission takes Hungarian government to court over NGO law

On 7th December, the European Commission announced it was taking Hungary to the Court of Justice because of a failure to address concerns related to a law restricting foreign funding of NGOs introduced in June 2017. Read more

European Commission takes Hungarian government to court over NGO law

Hungary facing EU court action because of restrictive NGO law

Hungary has failed so far to respond to legal action taken against it by the EU Commission because of a restrictive NGO funding law adopted in June. Read more

Hungary facing EU court action because of restrictive NGO law

Disquiet grows over government plans to tighten civil society regulation

New legal proposals to restrict foreign funding and require civil society leaders to disclose their assets is causing serious concern amongst Hungarian civil society organisations. Read more

Disquiet grows over government plans to tighten civil society regulation

Proposed NGO law to further control civil society in Hungary

As the government prepares to introduce a new NGO law to parliament, civil society leaders express concern that the real motivation is to control their activities. Read more

Proposed NGO law to further control civil society in Hungary

Peaceful Assembly

The right to freedom of peaceful assembly is largely observed in policy and practice under provisions of the Fundamental Law. Read more

Hungary-Overview

Throughout 2015-16, Hungary has been at the centre of the recent refugee flows into Europe, from Syria and the north and horn of Africa. Read more