The state of human rights in Hungary and Slovenia

Online conference, organized by Republikon and European Liberal Forum


The state of human rights in Hungary and Slovenia

Republikon Intézet

The COVID-19 pandemic already resulted in crucial economic and political changes globally. In situations of such emergency, extraordinary measures by governments could be necessary, nonetheless democratic institutions and minority rights should be respected. Republikon carried out an international survey in Slovenia and Hungary. The focus of the survey was to measure COVID-19’s effect on human rights, as well as to examine whether emergency situations and special measures by central governments could have irreversible effects on human rights and individual freedom. We focused in this regard on citizen’s reactions and attitudes. In our online event we would like to discuss the results of our survey and find out why people could have these reactions and impressions. We would also like to highlight how citizens think about the importance of the European Union in the fight against the pandemic.


17:00 Welcome speech
Sarka Prat, Board Member, ELF

17:10 Introduction of our latest survey
Judit Székely, researcher, Republikon Institute

17:30 The state of human rights before(?) the second wave
Representative, from Slovenia
Natasa Briski, journalist
András Kádár, co-chair, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Sebastjan Pikl, managing director, NOVUM
Judit Székely, researcher, Republikon Institute
Dániel Mikecz, Republikon Institute

Technical informations:
• The event will be streamed on the Republikon Facebook Page
• The audience will also be able to register to participate in the Zoom conference.
• You can register here:
• We will provide more information about the Zoom room and the registration in the days before the conference via email.

This event is organised by Republikon and the European Liberal Forum with the financial support of the European Parliament.

Neither the European Parliament nor the European Liberal Forum are responsible for the content, or for any use that may be made of it.