What is at stake at today's vote in #Hungary parliament?
Individuals helping migrants could be criminalized for legitimate activities and could face up to a year in prison. Even being a "suspect" will have a serious personal effect on the lives of people. @hrw explainer:
And more.. asylum seekers applying to get protection will face new admissibility criteria making it virtually impossible for them to be recognized as refugees, especially without the legal and psycho-social support from independent groups and experts.
NGOs and volunteers who try to challenge this zero protection system, report on abuses at the border and in detention, or provide any form of support will be under constant threat of prosecution. It is already nearly impossible to access critical areas and report on conditions.
Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
Last month I wrote about Viktor #Orban's assault on the hardware of #Hungary's democracy — its constitution, electoral system and judiciary. Here's the follow-up piece on how he's also gone after its "software" — culture, civil society, and education nytimes.com/2018/03/27/wor…
You can see it in the little changes to the textbooks