WSU Alum Dr. Ilker Kalin publishes article on Platform for Peace and Humanity site about Hungarian Democracy


Ilker Kalin holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University. He 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. Dr. Kalin had the following article on Hungarian Demcraocy published on the Platform for Peace and Humanity site

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

Current Developments

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 which 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 December 21, 2021 that Hungary will not change its immigration laws.

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