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).

European court rules against Hungary in free expression NGO human rights dispute

The case concerned the authorities’ refusal to provide an NGO with information relating to the work of ex officio defence counsel, as the authorities had classified that information as personal data that was not subject to disclosure under Hungarian law.

Hungary: Anti-torture committee critical of treatment and conditions of migrants and refugees

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) established that the majority of detained foreign nationals interviewed stated that they had been treated correctly by police and prison officers or armed guards. But its report also reveals that a “considerable number” of foreign nationals complained of ill treatment by police and discovered wanting conditions in some detention centres.

Hungary: New legislation reviewing whole life sentences incompatible with human rights convention

The case concerned new legislation introduced in Hungary in 2015 for reviewing whole life sentences. The legislation was introduced in order to comply with an European court judgment of 2014 in which the court found that the system for reviewing whole life sentences in Hungary should be reformed.

Hungary: Nils Muižnieks raises alarm over government’s treament of migrants

Muižnieks lists “worrying developments” in the country, which he claims “come amid a campaign to demonize refugees, that has been orchestrated by the government since 2015.