13 Jun 2022

The Law Firm Network grants the Annual LFN Award to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

The award was delivered during The Law Firm Network’s Annual Conference which took place in the city of Budapest in the month of October

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is a human rights organization supporting the general public in Hungary but in particular minorities who experience discrimination. The audience includes Roma, foreigners, refugees, people with disabilities, detainees and in general victims of different kinds of discrimination.

The Committee’s work spans across a wide range of activities including research on law enforcement activities, education programs, advocacy and free legal assistance and representation of victims of discrimination who don’t have or cannot afford an attorney.

Issues that the committee currently investigates and key topics include unpunished police violence, effects of the State of Emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic, rights and protection of the refugees from Ukraine and the national elections in Hungary, 2022.

HHC has won several prestigious awards in the past, among others the European Economic and Social Committee’s EU Civil Solidarity Prize in 2021.

Co-Chairs of the organisation, Dr. Andras Kadar and Dr. Márta Pardavi, who attended the Annual Conference to collect the award, expressed their gratitude with the network.

Dr. András Szecskay, Managing Partner at Hungarian LFN member firm stated: “The Hungarian Helsinki Committee are a courageous group of lawyers and experts who fight for the equality of ill-treated members of our society – a most amiable task. Many people of different color, belief, sex or origin require their support, their knowledge, their experience. We look up to the extraordinary work of this organization.”

Read more about the work of The Hungarian Helsinki Committee by clicking the link below.


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