Existential Threat to Hungarian Civil Society
Human Rights House Foundation calls on the Hungarian parliament to reject new restrictive laws, and for the government to end its escalating crackdown against civil society.
In solidarity with civil society in Hungary
More than 250 organisations, including HRHF, have issued a joint statement calling on the Hungarian parliament to reject proposed laws that would further restrict the ability of Hungarian civil society organisations to carry out their work.
EU must respond to ill democracy
The case study Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe continues to make an impact in capitals across Europe. Last week, the NGOs publishing it were in Brussels to raise the issue with MEPs and engage the EU in the discussion.
Brussels Launch: Ill Democracy in Europe
Resisting Ill Democracies in Croatia, Hungary, and Poland: Join us for the presentation of a case study showing common trends and how illiberal governments put human rights and the rule of law at risk.
Poland: Healthy democracies are open to dialogue
Despite two years of calls from key international mechanisms and experts, the Polish authorities continue to rebuff criticism and implement measures impeding human rights, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary.
Croatia: Ill Democracies – Europe Between Democracy and Autocracy
As part of this year’s edition of the Human Rights Film Festival in Zagreb, the two-day international conference “Il(l)iberal democracies: Europe between democracy and autocracy” was held on Friday 8 to Saturday 9 December, in the Müller Hall of the Cinema Europa.
Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe
From emerging democracies in transition, illiberal governments have rapidly transformed Hungary and Poland into ill democracies, have attempted to do so in Croatia, and are slowly and carefully entertaining an illiberal platform in Serbia, according to the new case study Resisting Ill Democracies in Europe.
UN expert: Rule of law under threat in Poland
“The reform undertaken by the Government, presented as a cure, appears to be worse than the disease affecting the Polish judiciary” declared the UN expert on the independence of the judiciary, concluding his visit to Poland last week.
Poland risks becoming “dictatorship of majority”
“If you are the ruling party and you have the absolute majority, you have to stick to the rule of law.”