Assessment of the amended Hungarian laws on the Judiciary – September 2012

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The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Eötvös Károly Institute published an assessment of the newly amended Hungarian laws on the Judiciary.

 In order to comply with the recommendations of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on the Hungarian laws on the Judiciary, the Hungarian Parliament amended the laws in July 2012. However the three Hungarian organisations consider these amendments to be insufficient and remain worried about the centralization of the judicial system, the violation of the right to a fair trial, the lack of independence of judges and of the judicial system as a whole.

Download the full assessment (in English).

Compte AEDH