EU: NGOs call on the EU Council to defend EU values in Hungary and Poland in the Article 7 procedure

Europe and Central Asia
Issue: Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Document Type: Publication
Date: 2023

Today, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and partners have called on the EU General Affairs Council to make full use of procedure under Article 7.1 in addressing concerns about Hungary and Poland. They advocate for strong stance in defending EU values

The International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International , Human Rights Watch, International Federation of Human Rights, Open Society Foundations, Reclaim, Reporters Without Borders and Transparency International EU are sharing specific points in their letter this time especially on Hungary, expressing a regret that a state of play is being organized instead of a hearing and highlighting some serious recent shortcomings.

Read the full letter here.

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