Hungary - Police violated article 11 European Convention of Human Rights - June 30, 2018

Judges of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that police violated article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which confers the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, including for trade unions, without restriction other than those prescribed by national law in the interests of national security or public safety. The violation of human rights took place in 2012 when the police blocked a protest at Budapest Ferenc Liszt airport and prevented the United Civil Aviation Trade Union’s right to free assembly. The court ordered to pay the union’s costs, it held that the finding of the violation itself was sufficient just satisfaction of the union’s damages.

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