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Freedom House Advocacy Director Speaks Out on Hungary’s Controversial Religion Law
September 13, 2011
On September 6, Freedom House’s director of advocacy, Paula Schriefer joined theological experts and members of the Hungarian government on a panel hosted by the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) to discuss Hungary’s new religion law. The “Law on the Right to Freedom of Conscience and Religion, and on Churches, Religions and Religious Community,” has provoked criticism from members of the religious community and civil society. Schriefer echoed Freedom House’s concerns that the law will grant privileges to certain religious groups over others, and recommends it be amended or repealed.