Country Report

Country Report: Hungary Last updated: 20/07/24


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This report was written by Katalin Juhász, Gruša Matevžič and Zsolt Szekeres of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC). The initial report and all previous updates were written by the HHC. The report was edited by ECRE.

The information for the 2022 update is obtained from the interviews with the HHC staff and contracted attorneys, UNHCR, Terre Des Hommes and IOM Hungary, as well as from questionnaires submitted to the Hungarian authorities and Hungarian civil and church organizations, i.e. Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy and Its Institutions, Cordelia Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service, Kalunba Social Services Nonprofit Ltd., Hungarian Maltese Charity, Menedék Hungarian Association for Migrants, and Next Step Hungary Association and from available reports.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2022, unless otherwise stated.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation