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13 Jun 2022

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

The award will be conceded at The Law Firm Network Annual Conference, which will be celebrated in Budapest in the month of October

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.

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.

HCC is financed by the financial support of private foundations, the United Nations, European Union, educational institutions and others.

Co-Chairs of the organisation, Dr. Andras Kadar and Dr. Márta Pardavi, have expressed their gratitude in regards to the award and will be present at the LFN Annual Conference to collect it.

Dr. András Szecskay, Managing Partner at Hungarian member firm says, “A courageous group of lawyers and experts fights 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.

https://helsinki.hu/en/

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