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Women and transgender people were discriminated against in law and in practice. Asylum-seekers were refused safe entry at borders and were expelled. Changes to laws to contain COVID-19 restricted freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The government continued to undermine judicial...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Hungary: Shrinking Space for Human Rights – Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 39th Session of the UPR Working Group, 1-12 November, 2021

In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Hungary in its previous Universal Periodic Review. The organization also assesses the national human rights framework and the Parliament’s recent measures regarding the restrictive amendments of the...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

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

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...