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Hungary: Status of the Hungarian Judiciary – Legal Changes have to Guarantee the Independence of Judiciary in Hungary

, Index number: EUR 27/3623/2021

The Government of Hungary has initiated and implemented several steps between 2010 and 2020 that have adversely impacted the independence and impartiality of judicial institutions in Hungary. The first European Commission Rule of Law report of 2020 found that over the past years, EU institutions have identified several developments of concern in relation to judicial independence in Hungary, but most of their related recommendations have not been addressed. The present Briefing provides an insight on the current state of the judiciary and its level of independence at the beginning of 2021.

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