In 2015, Hungary became one of the main entry points to the European Union for migrants and refugees. The police registered 400,000 irregular migrants and more than 177,000 of these applied for asylum. With at most 4,000 people with international protection status living in Hungary and one of the lowest rates of immigrant populations in […]
Márta Pardavi is a lawyer and co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a leading human rights NGO in Hungary. She leads the organisation’s work in the field of refugee protection. She now also serves on the board of the PILnet Hungary Foundation and was a member of the board, and later vice-chair, of the Europan Council on Refugees and Exiles in 2003-2011.