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Hungary: Court hearing spotlights human rights row over election law

This morning, judges will hear legal arguments in a case against Hungary, which places the spotlight on European Union migration policy, election law and human rights.

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing  in the case of Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt v. Hungary (application no. 201/17).

It concerns the political party, Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt’s, complaint about domestic court findings that a mobile telephone application it developed to allow voters to show and comment on invalid ballots cast during a 2016 referendum on European Union migrant relocation, plans broke election rules.

The referendum, held on 2 October 2016, had been called by the Government and had
the question, “Do you want the European Union to be entitled to order the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without Parliament’s consent?”

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