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Enforcing one’s rights must not remain the privilege of those who can afford to hire a lawyer. The HHC advocates for securing high-quality and accessible state-funded legal aid for the disadvantaged and for improving the overall quality of the legal aid system. In the interest of improving access to justice in Hungary, we analyze and evaluate the current situation and make legislative and structural recommendations.

After the Hungarian government declared a state of danger due to the pandemic in March 2020, one of the first extraordinary measures adopted was a blanket ban of all kinds of gatherings, demonstrations and assemblies, excluding the possibility of considering the individual circumstances of each case.

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From December 19, 2020 to January 4, 2021, we will not be able to respond to inquiries due to holidays and will not be available by phone. Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a happy holiday! Team of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

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Against unprecedented pressure and the further dismantling of the rule of law in Hungary we remained a strong human rights watchdog in 2017. We continued to stand up for preserving democratic values, a vivid and independent civil society, the right to asylum and freedom from torture and inhuman treatment. Click here to learn more about what we achieved through strategic litigation, advocacy and capacity-building in 2017.

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For the rule of law and human rights in Hungary – our 25 main achievements in 2016   We gave 832 clients free legal advice about police measures, ill-treatment and their rights in detention.   2800 asylum-seekers received free legal advice about the asylum procedure, their rights in detention and family reunification.

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"This is our country: Let's invalidate the referendum!" is the title of the common statement of 22 NGOs protesting against the inhuman politics of the Hungarian government against refugees. The Hungarian government has unleashed a xenophobic hate campaign ahead of the refugee referendum on October 2. Twenty-two NGOs are urging citizens to reject the government's fearmongering and invalidate the referendum.

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