After taking power in 2010 elections, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Alliance of Young Democrats–Hungarian Civic Union (Fidesz) party pushed through constitutional and legal changes that have allowed it to consolidate control over the country’s independent institutions. More recently, the Fidesz-led government has moved to institute policies that hamper the operations of opposition groups, journalists, universities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) whose perspectives it finds unfavorable.
Freedom in the World — Hungary Country Report
Hungary is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2020, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Hungary Country Report
Hungary is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Nations in Transit — Hungary Country Report
Categorized as a Transitional or Hybrid regime, Hungary receives a Democracy Percentage of 49 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2020 report.
COVID-19 and the Erosion of Human Rights
Testimony and remarks
July 23, 2020
Poland and Hungary Must Not Be Ignored
May 26, 2020
Hungary: Constitutional Court Should Overturn Ban on Legal Gender Recognition
May 20, 2020
For Many LGBTI Communities, There Is No Shelter in Place
May 18, 2020
Hungary’s Troubling Coronavirus Response
April 6, 2020
Thirty Years: The Changing State of Freedom in Central Europe
November 7, 2019