Hungary: Court awards €20,000 to asylum seekers after human rights law breaches

The case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (application no. 47287/15) concerned the border-zone detention for 23 days of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia.

Hungary: Human rights commissioner concerned by new law allowing automatic detention of asylum seekers

“Under the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, detention for the purpose of denying entry to a territory or for removal must be a measure of last resort, only if less coercive alternatives cannot be applied, and based on the facts and circumstances of the individual case,” writes Nils Muižnieks.

Court: Hungarian authorities failed to protect Roma against racist abuse during anti-Roma demo

In its judgement in the case of Király and Dömötör v. Hungary (application no. 10851/13), the court declared that “the applicants’ psychological integrity had not been effectively protected against what had amounted to nothing less than organised intimidation of the Roma community, by means of a paramilitary parade, verbal threats and speeches advocating a policy of racial segregation.

Hungary: Court suspends examination of more than 6800 inadequate detention conditions complaints

According to the European court: “Having regard to the ensuing legislation adopted by the Hungarian Parliament on 25 October 2016, the court noted that new domestic remedies are being introduced in Hungary concerning this problem which may be capable of redressing the grievances of the applicants in the cases pending before it.”

Hungary: European ministerial conference targets doping, match-fixing and sports’ good governance

The Tuesday 29 November Budapest conference of European sports ministers and officials is organised by the Council of Europe under its Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).