Hungary: Authorities must stop new attempt to choke civil society

The Hungarian government presented a set of draft laws on 18 January in yet another attempt to target non-governmental organizations and obstruct the work of human rights defenders. The new proposals mark the latest initiative in the government’s escalating effort to crackdown on the legitimate work of civil society groups seeking to promote and defend human rights, provide legal and social services to people in the country, and publicly express dissenting opinions in the press and on social media.

Amnesty International calls on the government to withdraw the draft laws in their entirety as they contravene Hungary’s obligations under international law.

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