September 21, 2015

Hungary: Repeal the Legislative Amendments Criminalizing “Illegal Entry” (UA 202/15)




Hungary is violating the human rights of refugees by blocking their access to a meaningful asylum procedure on its territory. Amendments of the law criminalizing the “illegal” entry of refugees and migrants and intended to shift Hungary’s responsibility towards those in need of international protection must be repealed.
1) Please write immediately in Hungarian or your own language to:
  • Urge the Hungarian Prime Minister to initiate the repeal of the legislative amendments criminalizing “illegal entry”, introducing “transit zones” at the border and the list of “safe countries”; 
  • Urge the Commissioner for Human Rights to request a review of the legislation by the Constitutional Court;
  • Call on the European Commission to use all necessary means, including formal infringement proceedings, to ensure Hungary complies fully with European Union law.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 202/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.