Inbjudan till seminarium om Ungern. ICJ i samarbete med Utrikespolitiska Institutet 4 april, 2012 Hungary – A Challenge for Democracy? 2012-04-12 The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), together with the International Commission of Jurists, ICJ, invite you to a seminar on the latest political and judicial developments in Hungary. After the elections last spring the center-right political party, Fidesz, got 68% of the seats in the Parliament. With this majority, Fidesz has the power to change the constitution, which it has done ten times during the first year in office. And Fidesz has also enacted a wholly new constitution that took effect on the 1st of January 2012. The new constitution has attracted criticism both from the European Union and from the Council of Europe’s advisory body, the Venice Commission. Where is Hungary going? What will be the consequences of the constitutional changes? What will the implications for the European cooperation be? Date: Thursday 12 April, 2012 Time: 08.30-10.00. Coffee and sandwich from 8.00. Location: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm. Registration: http://www.ui.positionett.se/tillfalle.php?id=970 Seminar fee: UI members free. Non members 100 SEK. Language: English Press contact: email@example.com (not for registration) Pal Tamas,Director of the Sociology Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest Johan Hirschfeldt, Lawyer and former President of Svea Hovrätt (the Swedish Court of Civil Appeal). Member of the Venice Commission Gábor Szentiványi, Ambassador for Hungary to Sweden The seminar will be moderated by: Nathalie Besèr, Advisor, UI Hanga Sántha, President of the Swedish section of ICJ Welcome!