In solidarity with Civil Society in Hungary

first_imgNews HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression Follow the news on Hungary Organisation to go further News On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a proposed legislative pack of three laws, commonly referred to as “Stop Soros”. The newly proposed legislation would further restrict Hungarian civil society ability to carry out their work, by requiring organizations that “support migration” to obtain national security clearance and a government permit to perform basic functions. The proposed law would also require organizations to pay a tax of 25% of any foreign funding aimed at “supporting migration”. HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Failure to do so, would subject them to steps so serious that they could lead to exorbitant fines, bankruptcy, and the dissolving of the NGO involved.These come in a context of already shrinking space for civil society in Hungary and contravene Hungary’s obligations under international law to protect the right to freedom of association, expression and movement.We believe the new proposals represent the latest initiative in the Hungarian government’s escalating effort to crackdown on the legitimate work of civil society groups in Hungary seeking to promote and defend human rights, provide legal and social services to people in need in the country, and publicly express dissenting opinions in the press and online.As defenders of rights and freedoms, we want people everywhere to be able to speak out without being attacked, threatened or jailed. Open debate on matters relating to government policies and practice is necessary in every society, and human rights defenders should not face criminalization for voicing their sometimes dissenting voices. Countries need to put laws in place which keep human rights defenders safe from harm, rather than introducing repressive laws that aim to silence those who speak out.Human rights defenders defend the rights of people in their own communities and their countries, and in doing so they protect all of our rights, globally. Human rights defenders are often the last line of defence for a free and just society and undertake immense personal risks and sacrifices to do their work.We stand in solidarity with civil society and human rights defenders in Hungary.They are courageous people, committed to creating a fairer society. Without their courage, the world we live in would be less fair, less just and less equal.We are calling on the Hungarian Parliament to reject the proposed laws in their entirety and let the NGOs and defenders continue their work, instead of defending themselves against such attacks.The below listed organizations declare their support and solidarity with non-governmental organizations and human rights defenders in Hungary:ILGA – EuropeCivil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties)Human Rights WatchAEDH – Association Europeenne de Droits de l’HommeFIDH, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights DefendersWorld Organisation against Torture, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights DefendersLight for the WorldFunders’ Initiative for Civil SocietyUrgent Action Fund for Women’s Human RightsCONCORD – European Confederation of Relief and development NGOsHuman Rights FirstTransgender EuropeGreenpeace Central and Eastern EuropeInternational Civil Society CentreReporters sans FrontièresENAR – European Network Against RacismEuropean Volunteer CentreCivil Society EuropeProtection International – Belgiumçavaria vzw – Belgium11.11.11. – BelgiumArtsen zonder Vakantie – BelgiumVluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen – BelgiumLiga voor mensenrechten – BelgiumWWF Belgium – BelgiumACAT – Belgique/ Belgie/ BelgiumVolonteurope Belgium – BelgiumCROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity – CroatiaCentre for Peace Studies from Zagreb – CroatiaGONG – CroatiaBrod Ecological Society-BED – CroatiaDocumenta – Center for Dealing with the Past – CroatiaCESI-Center for Education, Counselling and Research – CroatiaHuman Rights House Zagreb – CroatiaRehabilitation center for stress and trauma – CroatiaAdra Česká republika – Czech RepublicOpen Society Fund/ Nadace OSF Praha – Czech RepublicTransparency International ČR– Czech RepublicČlověk v tísni – People in Need – Czech RepublicForum 2000 – The Forum 2000 Foundation – Czech RepublicMETA – Společnost pro příležitosti mladých migrantů – Association for opportunities of young migrants – Czech RepublicMost pro o.p.s. – poradna pro cizince – Czech RepublicSIMI – Sdružení pro integraci a migraci – Association for integration and migration- Czech RepublicGlopolis – Glopolis – Czech RepublicCentrum pro integraci cizinců – Centre for Integration of Foreigners – Czech RepublicDiakonie (Českobratrské církve evangelické) – Diaconia (Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren) – Czech RepublicMost – Czech RepublicKonsorcium nevládních organizací pracujících s migranty – Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations – Czech RepublicDEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights – Asociace pro podporu demokracie a lidských práv – Czech RepublicPavel Havlicek, Analyst at the Research Centre, Association for International Affairs Prague, Czech RepublicOrganizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům – Organization for aid to refugeesDenmark Nyt Europa – DenmarkKehitysmaayhdistys Pääskyt ry – FinlandSuomen Pakolaisapu | Finnish Refugee Council – FinlandETMU ry (Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration) – FinlandSuomen Nuorisoyhteistyö – Allianssi ry – FinlandSuomen Setlementtiliitto – FinlandEnsi- ja turvakotien liitto – FinlandSuomen Mielenterveysseura ry – FinlandIhmisoikeusliitto ry – Finnish League for Human Rights – FinlandKehitysyhteistyöjärjestöjen EU-yhdistys Kehys ry – The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU Kehys – FinlandVammaisten perus- ja ihmisoikeusjärjestö Kynnys ry – FinlandSuomen somalialaisten liitto – FinlandSeta LGBTIQ Rights in Finland – FinlandTrasek ry – FinlandLSVD – GermanyHES – GermanyADRA Deutschland e.V – GermanyBAfF e.V.-Bundesweite Arbeitsgemeinschaft Psychosozialer Zentren für Flüchtlinge und Folteropfer – GermanyForum Menschenrechte – GermanyVENRO – Verband Entwicklungspolitik und humanitäre Hilfe deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V. – GermanySolidaritätsdienst International e.V. (SODI) – GermanyAdivasi-Koordination in Deutschland e.V. – GermanyACAT-Deutschland e.V. – GermanyMissionsärztliches Institut Würzburg – GermanyDeutsches Medikamenten-Hilfswerk action medeor e.V. – GermanyDeutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax – GermanyGermanwatch e.V. – GermanyWelthaus Bielefeld e.V. – GermanyCivil Liberties Union for Europe e.V.” – GermanyCILD – Italian Civil Liberties Advocacy Coalition – ItalyDr Andrea Gullotta, Memorial Italia ItalyAntigone – ItalyFront Line Defenders – IrelandIrish Nurses and Midwives organisation – IrelandChristian Aid Ireland – IrelandTransgender Equality Network Ireland – IrelandLatvian Platform for Development Cooperation – LatviaLatvia’s Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health – LatviaASTI (Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Immigrés) – LuxembourgPasserell – LuxembourgACAT Luxemburg – LuxembourgReech eng Hand – LuxembourgCaritas Luxembourg – LuxembourgAidsfonds – NetherlandsAmsterdamse Diakonie – NetherlandsArticle 19 – NetherlandsASKV – Steunpunt Vluchtelingen – NetherlandsBlikopeners – NetherlandsCivicus – NetherlandsClara Wichmannfonds – NetherlandsDance4Life – NetherlandsDutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM) – NetherlandsFree Press Unlimited – NetherlandsHumanistisch Verbond – NetherlandsHumanity House – NetherlandsIMMO – instituut voor Mensenrechten en Medisch Onderzoek – NetherlandsINLIA – International Network of Local Initiatives with Asylumseekers – NetherlandsJustice and Peace Project – NetherlandsKOMPASS – NetherlandsLa Strada – NetherlandsLibereco – Partnership for Human Rights – NetherlandsMilieudefensie – NetherlandsMovies that Matter – NetherlandsNetherlands Helsinki Committee – NetherlandsFoundation Max van der Stoel – NetherlandsNVJ – Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten – NetherlandsOxfam – NetherlandsPartizan Publik – NetherlandsPax – NetherlandsPower of Art House – NetherlandsPrivacy First – NetherlandsProspector – NetherlandsStichting LOS – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt – NetherlandsStichting Vluchteling – NetherlandsStichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten – UAF – NetherlandsThe Amsterdam Gay Pride – NetherlandsThe Hague Peace Projects – NetherlandsTransnational Institute (TNI) – NetherlandsVLot – fonds voor vluchtelingen – NetherlandsVluchtelingenWerk NL – NetherlandsFundacja im. Stefana Batorego – PolandSieć Obywatelska Watchdog Polska – PolandProjekt: Polska – PolandStowarzyszenie przeciw Antysemityzmowi i Ksenofobii Otwarta Rzeczpospolita – PolandStowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej – PolandInstytut Spraw Publicznych – PolandFundacja ePaństwo – PolandPanoptykon – PolandPolskie Towarzystwo Prawa Antydyskryminacyjnego – PolandFundacja Pole Dialogu – PolandPolski Instytut Praw Człowieka I Biznesu – PolandStowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza – PolandPracownia Badań i Innowacji Społecznych “Stocznia – PolandTowarzystwo Edukacji Antydyskryminacyjnej – PolandFundacja Autonomia – PolandStowarzyszenie Klon/Jawor – PolandMałopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe z Nowego Sącza – PolandFundacja Ari Ari – PolandOgólnopolska Federacja Organizacji Pozarządowych – PolandInstytut Prawa i Społeczeństwa – PolandFundacja Partners Polska – PolandHelsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka – PolandGrupy Zagranica – PolandThe Unit for Social Innovation & Research Shipyard – PolandINPRIS – Institute for Law and Society – PolandNational Federation of Polish NGOs – PolandCentre for International Relations (CIR) – PolandCitizens Network Watchdog Poland – PolandInstitute of Public Affairs – PolandAssociation against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia Open Republic – PolandStefan Batory Foundation PolandDanuta Przywara, President of the Board, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights PolandInițiativa România – RomaniaNGOs Federation for Children Romania – RomaniaRISE Romania – RomaniaResource Center for Public Participation – CeRe (Romania) – RomaniaFONSS (The Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services) – RomaniaGabriela Tudor Foundation – RomaniaMediawise Society Association – RomaniaThe Civil Society Development Foundation – RomaniaExpert Forum – RomaniaCenter for Independent Journalism – RomaniaFederatia Organizatiilor Neguvernamentale pentru Copil – RomaniaAsociatia One World Romania – RomaniaAsociatia Militia Spirituala – RomaniaActiveWatch – RomaniaCENTRAS – RomaniaAsociatia Pro Democratia – RomaniaAgenția Impreuna – RomaniaFundatia Estuar – RomaniaDizabnet – Federatia prestatorilor pentru persoane cu dizabilitati – RomaniaThe Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief – RomaniaAlaturi de Voi Romania – RomaniaMoscow Helsinki Group – RussiaIgor Vladimirovich Batov, Chairman of the Council of the Pskov Regional Environmental Rights Human Rights Movement ʺFree Coastʺ, a member of the Public Chamber of the Pskov region – RussiaAndrei Suslov, Center for Citizanship Education and Human Rights, Perm – RussiaEvdokimova Natalia Leonidovna, Human Rights Council of St. Petersburg. – RussiaLilia Shibanova, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group RussiaBureau for Regional Outreach Campaigns – BROC Vladivostok, RussiaPride Kosice – SlovakiaCentral European Forum – SlovakiaHuman Rights League – SlovakiaSlovak Humanitarian Council – SlovakiaPeople in Need Slovakia – SlovakiaVia Iuris – SlovakiaInakosť – SlovakiaTransfuzia – SlovakiaBi-centrum – SlovakiaEduRoma – SlovakiaCentrum komunitneho organizovania – Centre for Community Organizing – SlovakiaSLOGA, platforma nevladnih organizacij za razvoj, globalno učenje in humanitarno pomoč – SloveniaDruštvo Odnos – SloveniaMirovni inštitut – SloveniaKulturno-umetniško društvo Mreža – SloveniaDruštvo za uveljavljanje enakosti in pluralnosti Vita Activa – SloveniaDruštvo informacijski center Legebitra – SloveniaTransAkcija – SloveniaSociety for awareness raising and protection – center of antidiscrimination (OVCA) – SloveniaDruštvo za nenasilno komunikacijo – Association for nonviolent communications – SloveniaFocus, društvo za sonaraven razvoj – Focus, association for sustainable development – SloveniaRights International Spain – SpainAsociación Katío – SpainEcologistas en Acción – SpainAIETI – Asociacion de Investigacion y Especializacion Sobre Temas IberoamericanosAPDHE – SpainICID – SpainComité Monseñor Óscar Romero de Madrid – SpainMujeres de Negro contra la Guerra – Madrid – SpainAcción Verapaz – SpainColectivo Ansur – SpainCalala Fondo de Mujeres – SpainGlobal Witness – SpainHuman Rights House Foundation (HRHF) – SwitzerlandACAT-Schweiz Suisse Svizzera – SwitzerlandPylyp Orlyk Institute of Democracy – UkraineLa Strada – UkraineKharkiv Human Rights Group – UkraineSuspilni Ekolohichni Initsiatyvy – UkraineKharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative” – UkraineHuman Rights Information Centre – UkraineKyiv Educational Centre “Prostir Tolerantnosti” – UkraineHuman Rights Centre “All Rights” – UkraineTernopil Human Rights Group – UkraineVostok SOS – UkraineEHA “Green World” – UkraineAdaptatsiynyi Cholovichyi Tsentr – UkraineHelsinski Initiative – XXI – UkraineCenter for Civil Liberties – UkraineEkolohichna Hrupa Pechenihy – UkraineRomano radio Chiriklo – UkraineCivil Initiative Center – UkraineCentre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York – United KingdomCIVILIS Derechos Humanos – VenezuelaAcción Solidaria on HIV/aids – VenezuelaAsociación Civil Fuerza, Unión, 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