Hungary will send an information dossier to the United Nations high commissioner for human rights on laws related to the independence of judges and press freedom, foreign ministry press chief Gabor Kaleta told MTI.
In a Monday statement, Kaleta referred to concerns raised by High Commissioner Navi Pillay at the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Addressing the opening ceremony on Monday, Pillay also criticised other European countries such as Ukraine, Moldova, and Russia, for laws restricting the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly of certain groups, including sexual minorities.
Kaleta said Pillay’s remarks about Hungary “probably reflect an earlier situation”. Hungary has shaped its laws in line with western standards, and changed provisions in response to guidance or criticism received from the international community, he said.