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HHC’s statements and recommendations to the OSCE HDIM 2018

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee gave oral and written statements on the situation in Hungary at the 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). On 12 September 2018, the HHC provided a statement on the independence of the judiciary, the right to fair trial, and on democratic lawmaking in Hungary.

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Hungarian Helsinki Committee co-chair, Márta Pardavi honoured at Human Rights First’s William D. Zabel Human Rights Award

  Last night at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner in New York City, the organization honoured Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, with its 2018 William D. Zabel Human Rights Award. Ms Pardavi was presented the award in honour of her work fighting for the rights of refugees, migrants, and other marginalized groups in Hungary and across Europe.

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HHC intervenes as a third party before the European Court of Human Rights in a push-back case

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee was granted leave to submit a third party intervention in the case of M.H. and Others v. Croatia, app. no. 15670/18. The case concerns an Afghan family that crossed to Croatia in 2017 to apply for asylum. They were denied to do so and were immediately pushed back to Serbia by the Croatian authorities. One of the children was hit by a train and died during the push-back.

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The Refugee Programme of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee is looking for an intern

The Refugee Programme of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee is looking for  an intern who:   •    has a law degree/attends final year of law university •    has a very good level of English (both written and spoken), good  research, writing, editing and communication skills, •    with basic knowledge on COI search and some experience with ECtHR  cases and international

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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee takes legal action to challenge the anti-NGO laws

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) filed a complaint with the Hungarian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against the new criminal provision threatening with imprisonment those assisting asylum seekers. As for the so-called ‘special tax on immigration’ this law can only be challenged in Strasbourg, as the ruling majority deprived the Constitutional Court of its right to review tax laws years ago.

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