Vona v Hungary: Freedom of association and assembly can be restricted to protect Minority Rights

This guest post was written by Judit Geller and Dezideriu Gergely, European Roma Rights Centre.

In the case of Vona v Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) openly stood up against racism and hatred when it ruled that if an association’s activities amounts to widespread racist intimidation of a group then the association can be banned lawfully without contravening to the European Convention of Human Rights. This is the first case when the Court ruled on the dissolution of an association under Article 11 of the Convention. Continue reading