TI Calls for an Immediate End to Intimidation of Civil Society in Hungary

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, is calling on the government of Hungary to stop its strategy of intimidation aimed at stifling the voice of civil society and democratic oversight. Every government, irrespective of political affiliation, should uphold the rights of citizens in a democracy to freely monitor and evaluate public institutions as well as…

The Government Reacts With Pretense Solutions

The act amendments submitted as reactions to the criticism by the Venice Commission do not provide sufficient guarantees to protect against corruption risks in the judiciary. Though the proposed measures bring some improvement compared to the legislation in effect, the proposal still leaves problems of the judiciary on the whole unresolved. The government submitted its…

Judiciary on Manual Override

As reported in the press release of last Friday of the National Office for the Judiciary (NOJ) several court procedures were reassigned to other courts by Tünde Handó, president of the National Office for the Judiciary. In this press release Transparency International Hungary expresses its concerns regarding the procedure and calls attention to the fact…

The Government’s Anti-Corruption Draft Programme Grasps Little

According to Transparency International Hungary (TI) the anti-corruption programme of the government, just released for social debate, is professionally sound, but because of its exclusive focus on government organs, it can only produce partial results. The anti-corruption organization claims that the programme does not create appropriate guarantees for the transparent and efficient use of public…

Constitution-Concerns of the Hungarian Judiciary Elite

Leading Hungarian NGOs, Transparency International Hungary and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union besides expressing their criticism about the new Hungarian Constitution and the Constitution-writing process, wish to express their deep concern regarding the recent initiatives of the parliamentary majority to radically encroach upon the independence of the judiciary system. Therefore we have found it highly…

Corruption Risks In the New Constitution

Transparency International Hungary called the attention to numerous corruption risks in the Bill regarding the new Constitution, on which the Parliament will vote today. The international anti-corruption organisation also resented that the new constitution was prepared with the total ignorance of the Act on Legislation and the Act on Public Participation.„As a result of circumventing…

Peter Eigen, the Founder of the Worldwide Organization of Transparency International Visited Hungary

Peter Eigen, the founder of the worldwide organization of Transparency International (TI) visited Budapest meeting with the leading actors of the anti-corruption movements in Hungary.  At the press conference on Monday Prof. Eigen highlighted the results of TI Hungary initiatives and declared that “every chance is given to provide effective measures against corruption considering that…

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