July 5th, 2011

Council of Europe rapporteurs to visit Hungary over concerns regarding human rights

Two rapporteurs of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly will arrive in Hungary this week to comment on a request for launching a monitoring procedure against Hungary.

The procedure was initiated in January by 24 assembly members, who argued that recent developments in Hungary had given cause for “deep concerns” over the enforcement of human rights, rule of law and the operation of democratic institutions.

Kerstin Lundgren of Sweden and Jana Fischerova of the Czech Republic will stay in Budapest from Wednesday to Friday to examine if the monitoring procedure should be launched and a report for senior officials of the Council of Europe compiled.

The rapporteurs are scheduled to meet the parliamentary speaker, a deputy prime minister, the Constitutional Court president, parliamentary party and committee members, media and NGO representatives and diplomats, the CoE Press Office said.

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