Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
Hungary’s Implementation of the “Defense of National Sovereignty Act”

The United States is deeply concerned by the Hungarian government’s implementation of the “Defense of National Sovereignty Act,” including this week’s draconian actions by the recently established “Sovereignty Protection Office” to target the operations of civil society and independent media organizations.  The Hungarian government’s attempt to harass, intimidate, and punish independent organizations runs counter to the principles of democratic governance rooted in the rule of law.  This law places no limit on this entity’s ability to target the human rights and fundamental freedoms of its own citizens and puts at risk any country, business entity, or individual that chooses to engage with them.  The United States will continue to advocate for the protection of civil society organizations and media freedom in the face of these anti-democratic measures. 

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originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS