New ‘Stop Soros’ Draft Laws Target the Wider Hungarian CSO Sector

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On January 18, the Hungarian government introduced a package of three draft laws targeting CSOs under the title “Stop Soros”. Following the 2017 law on transparency of foreign-funded organisations, this package of draft laws is yet another restrictive measure Hungarian CSOs have to face. It fits into the EU-wide pattern of threats and pressures targeting civil society, which the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlined in its recently published report. Overall, the draft package has very vague provisions and it is not clear how they will be implemented. ECNL have highlighted few provisions that are not only targeting those who apparently engage in ‘illegal migration’, but also hidden provisions which target the wider group of CSOs. Read more here.

Source: ECNL

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