Open Society Responds to Proposed Anti-Migrant Legislation in Hungary
The Open Society Foundations are reviewing the legislative changes proposed by the Hungarian government yesterday. We remain deeply concerned about the Hungarian government’s continuing efforts to denigrate and misrepresent the work of independent civil society groups, particularly those that work on human rights, migration, and refugee issues.
Hungary has often changed its laws governing border control and asylum in recent years. The last set of changes made in 2017 has been found by the European Commission to violate European Union laws. The government has not explained what gaps in current Hungarian laws justify yet more changes. We will continue to support Hungarians who stand up for democracy and rights, and the Foundations will pursue all available legal avenues to defend the fundamental rights that are threatened by the proposed legislation.
The Open Society Foundations to Close International Operations in Budapest
Our international operations will move to Berlin. We will continue to support Hungarian civil society.
Rule of Law
Q&A: A Victory for Asylum Seekers in Hungary
Thanks to an unusually forceful judgment from the EU Court of Justice, the rights of asylum seekers in the EU have been reaffirmed and the dangerous precedent set by Hungary’s government has been challenged.
A Victory for Civil Society
European Union Court Rejects Hungarian NGO Funding Law
A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union has affirmed the vital role of civil society in democratic governance.