Category Archives: András Jóri

Trouble in Sajókaza: Being Buddhist and Roma

Last week, uniformed police officers surrounded the high school of a small Hungarian town. Their targets: four Roma students, all between the ages of 14 and 16, who were to be arrested and transported in handcuffs for questioning at the … Continue reading

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EU Infringement Proceedings Against Hungary

On January 17, the European Commission launched accelerated infringement proceedings against Hungary over the independence of its central bank, the replacement of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection as well as over measures affecting the judiciary. The Commission first raised … Continue reading

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Settling Collective Guilt for Historic Crimes: The Hungarian Government’s “Un-Orthodox” Method

Hungary’s new constitution is already short on democratic legitimacy. It is the government’s constitution, one which is not only fiercely opposed by a considerable segment of the population, but which was intentionally written to ensure victory over the government’s enemies. … Continue reading

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