Helsinki Commission

2013. március 22. 11:00
I'd like to congratulate the Hungarian government for the many laudable things in the new constitution.
2013. március 21. 10:35
The Hungarian government has enacted laws to place restrictions on the media. Just recall the Nazis’ manipulation of the media if you need a reminder of where it can lead.
2013. március 21. 10:18
The Federation is deeply concerned about the threat to democracy and human rights arising from discriminatory actions and policies directed at members of the Hungarian minority in some of the countries of CEE.
2013. március 21. 09:58
The rise of the extremist Jobbik party as one of the largest opposition groups in parliament, and Jobbik’s affiliated paramilitary groups that incite violence, are clear challenges to tolerance.
2013. március 21. 09:18
Fidesz has gathered all of the powers of the Hungarian government into its own hands, without checks from any other political quarter and without any limits on what it can do.
2013. március 21. 09:01
Hungary has been a constitutional democracy, respecting the rule of law and the rights of the citizen ever since the transition to democracy more than twenty years ago.
2013. március 21. 08:52
We remain deeply concerned by the restructuring and restaffing of Hungarian public institutions in a way that appears to decrease their independence from the political leadership.
2013. március 21. 08:44
Today, concerns have arisen among Hungary’s friends about the trajectory of democracy in that country.
2013. március 20. 17:45
On Tuesday, March 19, the Helsinki Commission of the United States Congress held a hearing on Hungary, entitled “The Trajectory of Democracy – Why Hungary Matters.” Among those testifying, only one was from Hungary: Dr. József Szájer, Member of the European Parliament from Fidesz. The Globe reached Dr. Szájer by phone just after the hearing. The following is our interview.