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The Hungarian Government wishes to fight against terrorism on two levels. There is an ongoing procedure that aims to amend the Fundamental Law with a new state of emergency. There is also a legislative package for peacetime. It would amend several Acts in order to enhance the effectiveness of the...

The Strasbourg court's decision in a case from Hungary declares once and for all that uncontrolled government surveillance is incompatible with European human rights standards.

Over the past number of years, law enforcement and security forces have increasingly turned to the use of crowd-control weapons (CCWs) to respond to popular protests. Today, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) release "...

One of the most serious crime-series ever committed in the history of Hungarian criminology and forensics started on the 21st July 2008 in village called Galgagyörk in Pest County.

What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

The aim of the present research is to privode information and expand knowledge of advocacy work in the 2014-2020 programming period in regards to the EU and teh Hungarian government. 

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The research studies four main questions: the appropriateness of programmes, the appropriateness of projects, the effectiveness of organisations and systems and  the appropriateness of planning.

As part of our campaign "I have a child with me," we conducted a unique survey of Hungarian healthcare institutions, submitting 64 public interest data requests to hospitals with maternity or children's wards.

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Based on the results of its survey of Hungary's healthcare institutions, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has prepared, with the contributions of doctors and

Freedom of religion and equality are fundamental rights, enshrined in human rights laws and constitutions around the world. This report, Drawing the Line: Tackling Tensions Between Religious Freedom and Equality, examines three interrelated aspects of these rights: religious freedom and equality for LGBT individuals, religious freedom and reproductive rights, and religious freedom as expressed through attire, hair, or other forms of religious appearance.

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As organisations working to defend civil liberties and fundamental human rights across five continents, members of the International Network of Civil Liberties

What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

Last fall, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) adopted a new policy to help re-establish an environment for government and civil society collaboration, safeguarding the Open Government Declaration and to mitigate reputational risks to OGP. Today, members of Hungarian civil society, including representatives of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Transparency International Hungary and K-Monitor, as well as Sunlight’s international policy manager, a former employee of K-Monitor, called on the OGP Steering Committee to take action under the new policy and launch a thorough investigation into the situation in Hungary, with a special attention to the deterioration of the space for civil society.

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In the past few years, the rule of law, democracy, pluralism, human rights and the role of independent institutions as checks and balances on political power have been

According to an action plan to fight terrorism being drafted by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, a person using a service providing encrypted communication could be imprisoned for up to two years.

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Service providers could be ordered to unveil the IP address and other data of the person charged. The draft plan would also expand state surveillance

Freedom House published this year's evaluation examining post-socialist countries on Tuesday. The report, Nations in Transit 2015, reclassifies Hungary from the category "Consolidated Democracies" to "Semi-Consolidated Democracies." The Washington-based international watchdog organization examined 29 countries (in Central Europe, the Balkans and the member states of the former Soviet Union) during last year. In the report, Hungary ranked 8th among 29 countries, finishing behind Slovakia and ahead of Bulgaria.

 

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Over the past number of years, law enforcement and security forces have increasingly turned to the use of crowd-control weapons (CCWs) to respond to popular protests. Today, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) release "Lethal in Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons", a report documenting the health effects of these weapons.

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The report focuses on the dangers of so-called “less lethal weapons”, particularly when used to control or manage assemblies. It is unique in its format of linking

The International Press Institute (IPI) expressed disappointment over the decision of the Hungarian Parliament’s Justice Committee not to advance a bill that would have repealed criminal defamation and established safeguards against the abuse of civil defamation law.

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Last month, IPI joined 29 other international press freedom and freedom of expression organisations in 

The Ministry of Justice has published its planned modifications to the controversial Church Law.

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After a year of work to settle controversial elements of the Hungarian Church Law, the Ministry of Justice has published its modifications.

With the use of the military inside the country and the reclassification of illegal border crossing from an offence to a crime, the government would put in force totalitarian practices before the change of the regime. Therefore, TASZ calls upon the parliamentarians to reject a law which ignores the basic requirements of constitutionality   in light of the human rights crisis produced by the high number of refugees.

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In the last few months, the high number of people fleeing to Hungary to escape war has caused the largest human rights crisis in the past decade. People are arriving

One of the most serious crime-series ever committed in the history of Hungarian criminology and forensics started on the 21st July 2008 in village called Galgagyörk in Pest County.

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The racist attacks carried on for a year until the perpetrators were arrested on 21st August 2009 in a nightclub in Debrecen. The case was closed with the

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