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Hungary: Living under the sword of Damocles - The impact of the LEXNGO on civil society in Hungary

, Index number: EUR 27/3968/2021

This briefing provides a review of the impact of the law restricting Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) adopted in Hungary in 2017, that requires civil society organizations receiving support from foreign and international sources to register as “foreign-funded”. Amnesty International urges the Hungarian Parliament to repeal or substantially amend the LEXNGO and calls on the government and Parliament to reject the adoption of any new measures that unduly restrict NGO activity or that impose discriminatory or unjustified restrictions on the right to seek, receive and utilise funding from foreign or international sources, as mandated by the CJEU, whether through additional restrictive mandatory registration or any other type of harassment.

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