Hungary criticised for ‘cosmetic’ constitution changes

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday Hungary’s latest changes to its constitution were “largely cosmetic” and urged European Union action over Budapest’s “undermining” of EU law and human rights protection.

Earlier this week parliament approved the latest amendment of its constitution, introduced in 2012 as part of a wave of legal changes brought in by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government since it won a super-majority in 2010.

The government said earlier that the latest package of changes — the fifth amendment since 2012 — should stave off criticism that democracy was being weakened in the EU member but HRW called the amendment “largely cosmetic”.


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