WSU Alum Dr. Ilker Kalin publishes article Hungarian democracy

WSU alum Dr. Ilker Kalin publishes article on Platform for Peace and Humanity about Hungarian democracy.

Ilker Kalin holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University and is now an independent researcher based in Turkey. His research focuses on the topics of nonviolent action, conflict resolution, state repression and human rights. Ilker also serves as a researcher in The Peace & Security Monitor project at the Platform for Peace and Humanity. 

"Democracy Should Be Restored In Hungary While There Is Still Time and Capacity"

European Union (EU) and Hungary have been at odds for years over issues ranging from judicial independence to media freedom, and from LGBTIQ+ affairs and refugee rights. In November 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Hungary "failed to fulfill its obligations" under EU law with a 2018 Hungarian bill that prevented people from applying for asylum and banned individuals and organizations from assisting illegal immigrants in claiming asylum.

In response to the ruling from the CJEU, Hungarian President Viktor Orbán stated at a press conference on Dec. 21, 2021, that Hungary will not change its immigration laws.

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