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Asylum law: the Hungarian regulation could be expanded

The Center for Fundamental Rights examined the EU and Hungarian regulations pertaining to refugee law. Based on the analysis, the Center has drawn the conclusion that, in order to have more efficient asylum procedures, the Hungarian legislator could amend the applicable national regul
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Detailed analysis of the report by the OSCE on the Hungarian parliamentary elections

Following its previous fast analysis, the Center for Fundamental Rights prepared a detailed analysis of the report by the OSCE on the Hungarian elections, issued on July 10th, 2014. As we have already indicated earlier, the report contains several inaccuracies and mistakes. These may
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The disciplinary power of the Hungarian National Assembly fits the European average

The Center for Fundamental Rights investigated the Parliament’s operative standing orders. In the course of our analysis, we paid special attention to the question of disciplinary power, since the Strasbourg based European Court of Human Rights reprimanded Hungary on this topic. The C
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Top 10 mistakes of the Human Rights First-report

The Center for Fundamental Rights prepared a detailed analysis of a report published recently by Human Rights First. The report “We are not Nazis, but…” focuses on the domestic affairs and constitutional systems of Hungary and Greece. The Center for Fundamental Rights entirely agrees
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It has become easier to put forward party lists for the Budapest municipality elections

The nominating organizations can now put forward the respective party lists for the Budapest municipality elections through an easier process, taking into account that putting forward a party list for Budapest now depends only on the district mayor candidates, and the minimum number o
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Hungarian parliamentary elections were efficiently administrated according to OSCE

Center for Fundamental Rights welcomes OCSE’s final report on the Hungarian parliamentary elections establishing that elections were administrated efficiently and executed in an orderly manner. The report clearly underlines that election bodies functioned efficiently during the electi
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The results of the EP-elections are not binding on the Council

The Centre for Fundamental Rights assessed the provisions of the EU founding treaties applicable to the appointment of the President and members of the European Commission. The Centre established that the Treaty of Lisbon did not actually restrict the competencies of the European Coun
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National minorities can gain noteworthy representation in Parliament

The new election regulations adopted in late 2011 introduced rules on the parliamentary representation of national minorities in Hungary. Although none of the minorities were able to gain sufficient votes for a preferential mandate, all of the thirteen recognized minority groups of Hu
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The Hungarian laws do not set out deadline for the forming of the new government

The Center for Fundamental Rights evaluated the provisions of the Fundamental law and other laws applicable to the forming of a new government. The Center concluded that the effective regulations do not set out any mandatory deadline for the forming of a new government, considering th
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