La dichiarazione dell’Ungheria contro le violazioni dello stato di diritto

Il primo aprile, 16 Stati dell’Unione Europea rilasciano una dichiarazione congiunta per denunciare il rischio che, durante l’emergenza sanitaria, le misure prese da alcuni Paesi possano violare lo stato di diritto, i principi democratici e i diritti fondamentali della cittadinanza.

In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. We are however deeply concerned about the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures.
 

Emergency measures should be limited to what is strictly necessary, should be proportionate and temporary in nature, subject to regular scrutiny, and respect the aforementioned principles and international law obligations. They should not restrict the freedom of expression or the freedom of the press.

We need to jointly overcome this crisis and to jointly uphold our European principles and values on this path. We therefore support the European Commission initiative to monitor the emergency measures and their application to ensure the fundamental values of the Union are upheld, and invite the General Affairs Council to take up the matter when appropriate.

Il riferimento, anche se non viene citata direttamente, è all’Ungheria.

Il giorno dopo, il 2 aprile, il ministro della Giustizia ungherese firma il documento e dice di condividere le preoccupazioni degli altri stati.

Hungary joins the following statement adopted by Member States of the European Union.

In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. We are however deeply concerned about the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures.

Emergency measures should be limited to what is strictly necessary, should be proportionate and temporary in nature, subject to regular scrutiny, and respect the aforementioned principles and international law obligations. They should not restrict the freedom of expression or the freedom of the press.

We need to jointly overcome this crisis and to jointly uphold our European principles and values on this path. We therefore support the European Commission initiative to monitor the emergency measures and their application to ensure the fundamental values of the Union are upheld, and invite the General Affairs Council to take up the matter when appropriate.

(Ministry of Justice)