UN Experts on Freedom of Expression, Peaceful Assembly and Cultural Rights Speak Out Against Law Targeting CEU

April 12, 2017

The Parliament of Hungary should reconsider recently adopted legislation which appears to be aimed at undermining Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, says UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye in a statement released April 11.

The new law is "likely to violate the central precepts of academic freedom in a free society,” Kaye says in the statement.

“The new law targets freedom of opinion and expression in Hungary, freedom of academic pursuit, the role that scholarship and research play in the expansion of knowledge and the development of democratic societies,” he continues.

Kaye’s statement is endorsed by the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai, and the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, Karima Bennoune.

Read the full statement here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21493&L...