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#24 Judicial Independence in Hungary

#24 Judicial Independence in Hungary

By Zselyke Csaky & Gergely Romsics


In the last episode of 2019, we look at the state of play in the judiciary in Hungary and what the most recent amendments mean for rule of law and the independence of the court system. To make sense of it all, we are joined by Dávid Vig, the director of Amnesty International Hungary and Ágnes Kovács, a lecturer at ELTE’s Department of Human Rights and Politics.

History minute: The history of courts in Hungary 


A Constitutional Crisis in the Hungarian Judiciary, Joint report by Amnesty International Hungary & Hungarian Helsinki Committee, 10 July 2019

Nothing ever disappears, it only changes: The Hungarian Government switches to higher gear to curb judicial independence, Amnesty International Hungary, 19 November 2019

Orban’s New Judicial Overhaul Prompts Rule-of-Law Concerns Again, Zoltan Simon, Bloomberg, 16 November 2019

The fragility of an independent judiciary: Lessons from Hungary and Poland — And the European Union, Kriszta Kovács & Kim Lane Scheppele, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 51, Issue 3, September 2018


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