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Hungary and Poland: Democracy and rule of law under pressure

The Foreign Policy Centre is hosting a Westminster seminar to explore the current political situation in Hungary and Poland.

This event will comprise an expert panel discussion and the first UK presentation of a 35 min documentary film, ‘State Capture: The story of Hungary 1988-2018’. The event will examine the growing concerns about rule-of-law (including judicial freedom), media freedom, protection of minorities, commitment to democratic pluralism and the rise of oligarchic elites, with both countries facing pressure from European institutions about their conduct. The event can look at what these challenges mean for the future of the European Union and for bilateral relations with the UK post-Brexit.

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When November 22, 2018 7pm-9pm

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London,  SW1A 2LW


Dr Gabor Scheiring, Research Fellow University of Cambridge

Dr Marcin Matczak, Associate Professor, Institute of State and Law Studies, University of Warsaw

Clare Algar, Director- Europe Regional Office, Amnesty International

Chair: Alex Sobel MP

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