Tag: rights

Chief prosecutor Polt rejects complaints by lawmakers

"Violence against an official person can only be committed if the person is acting lawfully"

CEU Budapest rector Ignatieff wins Dan David Prize for ‘Defending Democracy’

Michael Ignatieff, the president and rector of #CEU, has been awarded the 2019 Dan David Prize for his outstanding contribution to the defense of democracy

Hungarian Helsinki Committee expresses concerns over migration rules

Another critical voice about #Hungary What do you think about this? #Hungarian #Helsinki #Committee

These are the most corrupt countries in the World, Hungary got terrible place in the ranking – TI

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. “With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe – often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies – we need to do more to strengthen checks and balances and protect citizens’ rights,” said Patricia Moreira, Managing Director of Transparency International. “Corruption chips away at democracy to produce a vicious cycle, where corruption undermines democratic institutions and, in turn, weak institutions are less able to control corruption.” ... Read more

Orbán cabinet fails to meet council of Europe guidlines in media freedom

"#Jobbik party won nearly 200 libel suits against the government’s fake news media, the damage was already done and there was no way to minimize it after the election" - MP #Koloman

Hungary urges Romania Hungarians to resubmit ethnic minority bill

"Hungarian deputies should promote a position in the Romanian legislation which is backed by the whole Hungarian community" #hungary #romania #government #transylvania #szeklerland

Ukrainian expert: We will still have certain problems with Hungary, Poland, Romania and Belarus even if Russia is gone

"Official Kyiv should definitely seek ways to normalize relations with Budapest, Bucharest and Warsaw" #hungary #ukraine romania #poland

Opposition parties to filibuster parliament vote on ‘slave law’

The #amendment submitted to the #labour code envisages increasing annual #overtime from 250 hours to 400 hours #Hungary #labourmarket #law

Opposition slams goverment’s ‘anti-homeless’ measures

"The #government fails to help the needy and instead has introduced laws that put #homeless people into #prison"

Hungarian government lacks policy for women?

"#Women still don't have #equal opportunities" #Hungary #Hungarian #society

Foreign minister: Hungary rejects endeavours to encourage migration

"#Hungary disagrees with the assumption that #migration is a basic #human #right"

Annual human rights forum begins in Budapest

The #government has a complex approach towards #human #rights by considering them in the context of #security issues

Investigation dropped in Hedvig Malina case

#MalinaHedvig suffered a beating by two skinheads in #Slovakia -- allegedly due to her ethnicity. Later on, she was charged with providing false testimony...

Hungarian MEP calls for EU strategy against poverty on International Child Rights Day

"#Children are the building blocks of strong #nations" #UNICEF #WorldChildren'sDay

United Nations experts suspend Hungary visit

#UN experts suspended an official visit to Hungary after they had been denied access to the #transit #zones on the #Hungary-#Serbia border #unitednations #mgration

MEPs protest Ukrainian language law

The law makes compulsory the use of Ukrainian as an official language in education and other areas! #ukraine #hungary #kárpátalja #transcarpathia #eu

Hungarian foreign minister: Migration and illegal border crossing are not human rights

"The #migration #compact cannot be accepted since it poses a #threat to the #world and it goes against the #interests of #Europe"

Orbán’s cabinet: We won’t change migration policy

"We believe #everyone has the #right to decide whom they wish to #live together with"

Hungary continues to reject UN migration package

"The compact is based on the false principle that #migration is a basic #human #right" - Hungarian FM Szijjártó #un #unitednations #hungary #hungarian #government