Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Articles by Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

The Hungarian government has reduced press access to COVID-19 information; health workers and professionals fear talking to the media due to the risk of reprisals by the authorities.

Protesters march in Budapest, Hungary, on 21 May 2017, in a demonstration against tough laws targeting foreign-backed NGOs and higher education institutions, STR/AFP/Getty Images

Rights groups protest draft legislation that would seriously restrict the work of human rights defenders in Hungary.

A man holds a ballot paper as he votes against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policies on migrants in a referendum, in Budapest, Hungary, 2 October 2016, AP Photo/Vadim Ghird

Hungary remains part of the European Union, but its actions contradict the fundamental principles of the EU, according to a report by five Hungarian NGOs.

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks during an interview with Reuters at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 26 June 2017, REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

On the heels of Hungary’s recent adoption of a Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad, the European Commission is urged to act to protect NGOs and the rule of law in Hungary.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

IFEX members call on EU officials to condemn Hungary’s attack on the Central European University as a threat to academic freedom and free expression.

Fidesz Vice-President Szilárd Németh pictured on 14 February 2015. He has launched a verbal attack against several civil society organisations, Derzsi Elekes Andor/Wikipedia/Creative Commons

Fidesz’s vice-president, Szilárd Németh, along with MPs of the governing parties, launched a verbal attack against several Hungarian civil society organisations that receive part of their funding from foreign donors.

Imprisoned journalist Faisal Hayyat

48 human rights organizations have signed a letter asking King Hamad to cease its judicial harassment of human rights defenders and its violation of their right to freedom of expression.