February 18, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned the EU for refusing to take action to address Hungary's alleged problematic laws and practices regarding human rights since the European Commission enacted a "rule of law" measure in March 2014. This measure was created to address abuses of human ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Hungary's ruling party declared Friday that the country must pass legislation to tighten the border and prevent migrants from abusing the EU's political asylum laws. Antal Rogan, leader of the Fidesz party parliamentary group, noted that in January alone, around 14,000 migrants applied for ...[read more]
February 2, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Hungary must end its crackdown of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Amnesty International (AI) urged in a new report Monday. The report claims that the Hungarian government has engaged in "public smearing, criminal investigations, office raids and the seizure of equipment, and a ...[read more]
October 31, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday announced that the proposed law on Internet tax will not be introduced in its current form. The law, which was due for a vote on November 17, drew criticism for its alleged potential effect of curtailing opposition voices. The proposed legislation ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday criticized Hungary for failing to protect the rights of female victims of domestic abuse. The report claims that women who were abused by their partners face difficulties in obtaining protection and other related services. HRW found that traditional social ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Budapest prosecutor on Wednesday charged Bela Biszku, former leader of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (MSZMP), with war crimes. The charges stem from when Biszku was a member of the party's Temporary Executive Committee after the failed revolution in 1956. The committee established its ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Hungarian Parliament on Monday passed a law that allows municipalities to prohibit sleeping in public places, effectively criminalizing homelessness. The law permits local authorities to declare areas prohibited for homeless people and evict those living in huts or shacks near the city. ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern on Wednesday over recent changes to the Hungarian constitution, highlighting a lack of resolve over issues surrounding weakened human rights protections in the country. After voting to adopt the amendments on Monday, HRW called the changes "largely ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
State secretary at the Justice Ministry of Hungary Robert Repassy announced on Thursday that the government is proposing new constitutional amendments to reduce criticism over its 2012 constitutional amendments. Repassy stated that the amendments would contain new rules on the recognition of ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 18, 2011, a Hungarian court dropped charges against accused Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro, who allegedly participated in a 1942 massacre in Serbia. The decision came down after Kepiro's trial on charges of war crimes had begun. Kepiro denied any involvement in the massacre and all ...[read more]

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