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What Is The Problem With The Hungarian Law On Foreign Funded NGOs?

The Law on the Transparency of Organisations Receiving Foreign Funds (Anti-NGO Law) was adopted on 13 June 2017 by the governing majority of the Hungarian Parliament, despite repeated domestic and international objections.  What is the problem with the Hungarian law on foreign-funded NGOs? The Law interferes with the freedom of expression of the organizations as it affects their right to good reputation.

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AN ILLIBERAL STATE IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

Between 2010 and 2014, an 'illiberal state' was being built in Hungary. In line with the prime minister's announcement on the subject, from 2014 we have been offered a perspective on how an actual, consolidated illiberal democracy operates. Hungary remains part of the European Union (EU), but its actions contradict the fundamental principles of the EU.

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Fairness of Elections in Danger – Guardians of Constitutionalism Failed

Last week’s dismal decisions of the Hungarian Constitutional Court (CC), the National Electoral Commission and the Data Protection Authority (DPA) have proved former concerns of human rights NGOs correct: institutions, which ought to be independent and have the duty to guard constitutionalism have failed. They serve the interest of the government, instead of limiting its power.

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