December 11th, 2013

Hungarian Guard ban does not violate freedom of assembly, says Strasbourg court

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected on Tuesday an appeal by radical nationalist Jobbik leader Gabor Vona, saying that Hungary had not violated the freedom of assembly and association when it banned the paramilitary-style Hungarian Guard.

The decision was made by a five-member judicial body on Monday but was announced on Tuesday.

In his appeal, Vona argued that the Hungarian Guard Association and the movement of the same name operated independently of each other. The Hungarian authorities, he added, had failed to provide sufficient evidence that the association violated anybody’s rights. He admitted that some people might find the ideals promoted by the association offensive, but they did not constitute incitement to hatred and were compatible with the principles of pluralism and tolerance in a democratic society.

Contrary to this, the European Court of Human Rights has established that the Hungarian Guard Movement functioned as part of the Hungarian Guard Association and the two were not independent of one another. The events organised by the movement were such that they provoked fear and their marches could be considered as initial steps in an attempt to introduce an “essentially racist” legal order.

The Stasbourg court said the Hungarian courts’ final conclusion that “the movement’s activities and manifestations were based on the racial conflict between Hungarian majority and Roma minority,” could not be considered arbitrary or unreasonable.

The court ruled that disbanding the Hungarian Guard Association was the only effective way of forestalling the dangers the Hungarian Guard Movement posed to others. The disbanding of the organisation was a drastic move by the authorities but the court settled the case in the “least violent manner,” the court ruled.

The Hungarian court ruled in the summer that it is an obligation for the state to act against such organisation because it fails to do so, it constitutes a silent approval of its operation.

The Strasbourg court noted that, other than disbanding the organisation, the Hungarian authorities had not imposed any sanctions against the association or its members. They were not hindered in pursuing their political activities and therefore the decision to disband the organisation is not excessive, the Strasbourg court ruled.

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  • MagyarViking

    Yet another ruling by this European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg that teaches the Hungarians to love The Red Star…like Heineken

    • justanobservation

      What is most disturbing is that the Hungarian Garda, is still functioning, and no one cares! They were banned, so why are they continueing to recruit and operate?

      • Ferenc Kumin

        The Hungarian Guard has been banned and no longer functions.

        • Freedom

          I would recommend that in addition to the Magyar garda being banned, Jewish garda be banned and the Roma garda be banned.

        • justanobservation

          That is a load of bullshit and you know it!

          • ddd

            What is bullshit Jewboy?

      • MagyarViking

        I agree, that the tactic of the people behind the somewhat officially non-existing organisation/s/ with a similar look and feel as the original, have applied the tactic that the original court decision pointed out was not allowed
        After this verdict Hungarian Law Enforcement Authorities has no excuse longer than to clamp down on whatever these new copy-cat unregistered organisations are calling themselves
        Obviously no new Fidesz Laws have been enacted against them

      • ddd

        Listen Jew in Toronto.
        How is it your business?
        You are allowed to be proud to be a Jew.
        We are allowed to be proud to be Hungarian.
        Israel should be banned.
        Look at Isreal.
        Are you not ashamed of your people?
        How many have your people killed and enslaved?
        Maybe Israel should join the Eu(a.k.a. Jew)Union and also be told under the same criteria and rules what to do.
        It is only fair, isn’t it?
        Slime is not Intelligence.

  • Freedom

    Strasbourg court is irrelevant. This further proves their political and racial bias.

    • ddd

      Everything for the Jew, that is what the JewUnion wants.
      Let’s look at some words that start historically with the word jew.
      -Europe (Jewrope) and now Jewropean Union
      -Journalism (Jewrnalism) to control the media.
      -Jurisdictions (Jewrisdictions) to control the law
      -jury(Jewry) to control the decision made by the ‘3rd.party
      -usuary(Jewusary)-to steal from the people through interest
      -jewelry to control more assets

  • GC

    No objection to the Strasbourg decision but I am wondering if the same decision would have been made if the Garda represented the liberal left ideology?

  • ddd

    Everything for the Jew, that is what the JewUnion wants.
    Let’s look at some words that start historically with the word jew.
    -Europe (Jewrope) and now Jewropean Union
    -Journalism (Jewrnalism) to control the media.
    -Jurisdictions (Jewrisdictions) to control the law
    -jury(Jewry) to control the decision made by the ‘3rd.party
    -usuary(Jewusary)-to steal from the people through interest
    -jewelry to control more assets
    Julius (Jewlius) Caesar was the father of Jesus(Jewsus), a jew who was sent by God to tell us that the Jews are ‘chosen’, that we should obey the Jew and that Israel belongs to the Jew.
    Really? Like Really??
    God sent us someone to tell us this?
    Really?
    For how long have they been manipulating our lives?

    • ddd

      Slime is not Intelligence.

    • ddd

      Maybe one more:
      Justification (Jewstification), justified for the Jewish greater goal

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