Hungary to Set Up Courts Overseen Directly by Government

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban. Credit: European People’s Party

(From Reuters)

Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law. . . .

“(The law) is a serious threat to the rule of law in Hungary and runs counter to values Hungary signed up to when it joined the European Union,” the rights group Helsinki Committee said in a statement.

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