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There are no obstacles to amending the Fundamental Law

An amendment to the Fundamental Law that was declared after the referendum may prevent the Hungarian implementation of EU legal acts that violate constitutional identity. When joining the EU, Hungary only transferred the joint exercise of certain powers deriving from sovereignty, not
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The right to asylum is not a right to global social health care

As the 2 October referendum approaches, more and more people make their voices heard on the subject. In Hungary, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion, and it is only natural that, about such a current and far-reaching topic as the migration crisis, different people formulate d
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Facts about the referendum

Amnesty International, with its recently launched information campaign on the upcoming quota referendum, is trying to understate the gravity of the referendum. The organisation suggests that there is no substantive significance of the voters’ decision, thus encouraging absence f
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The EU-Turkey agreement is in practice unfeasible and legally controversial

With the recent EU-Turkey agreement that was concluded last Friday, the EU finally tried to break out of the helpless situation it has been in for the past one and a half years, however, its implementation is being undermined by the human rights dogmas of the past few decades. An esse
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About the introduction of a state of emergency due to mass migration

The most important consequence of the declaration of a state of emergency due to mass migration across the whole country, which is in line with the existing regulations, is that the power of defence and law enforcement agencies will expand; however, it will have no serious impact on t
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The plan of mandatory quotas has long been under preparation

At this week’s EU summit, it will be determined whether or not the EU can force further mandatory resettlement quotas on its Member States. The Center for Fundamental Rights has already drawn attention to the fact that the so called “coalition of the willing”- a grou
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Amnesty International’s analysis is a complete mistake

Amnesty International recently published an analysis of the Hungarian government’s proposal in relation to a ‘terror threat situation’, entitled “Hungary: Proposed “sixth amendment” to the Constitution would be a frontal attack on human rights”. The analysis is not only full of mistak
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Comedy of errors?

 Following the recent country report of the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International (AI) also published a report on Hungarian public affairs. Several statements of the report are based on errors and misunderstandings. Contrary to the report of AI, separation of powers is guaranteed
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The country report of Human Rights Watch contains several obvious factual errors

The Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights organization has recently published its report on Hungary, in which it heavily criticizes some aspects of Hungarian constitutional system. The report, relying on several times repeated and “recycled” statements, addresses the
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