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EU must press Hungary to respect human rights norms

Headline Title:  Hungary must respect human rights 16 January 2012 The European Commission must take action to ensure that Hungary’s new Constitution and media laws are brought into line with EU human rights standards, Amnesty International said today. The new Constitution, which took effect on 1 January, may create barriers for citizens to complain to the Constitutional Court and discriminate against LGBTI people in Hungary, while restrictive media laws introduced in late 2010 threaten freedom of expression.“The European Commission must do more to scrutinize Hungary’s Constitution…

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