European Union General Affairs Council must address continued rule of law and human rights violations in Hungary and Poland

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The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and other international NGOs sent a letter to EU ministers ahead of the EU General Affairs Council’s meeting on 25 June 2024 where member States will hold a hearing on the situation in Hungary under the Article 7.1 TEU procedure.

In the letter, the signatory organisations point to the continued deterioration of the situation in Hungary, which fails to comply with Europea Union rule of law recommendations. Major concerns include judicial independence, media pluralism, and the authorities’ increased repression of independent voices within civil society. FIDH and partners also deplore the European Commission’s decision to close the Article 7.1 procedure against Poland, despite ongoing issues with the rule of law and human rights.

Read the letter below.

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