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Hungary’s New 'State of Danger'

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A Hungarian armored personnel carrier on route to the troop deployment at the Hungarian - Ukrainian border, in Vasarosnameny, Hungary, on February 25, 2022 © 2022 AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi Using the Ukraine war as an excuse, on May 25, Hungary’s ruling party pushed through parliament a constitutional amendment allowing the government to declare a “state of danger” in the event of armed conflict or humanitarian disaster in a neighboring country. Immediately, recently-reelected Prime Minister Viktor Orban used those powers to declare a state of danger, citing the war…

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