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Stefánia Kapronczay

About Stefánia Kapronczay

Stefánia Kapronczay is executive director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. She graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law at ELTE as a lawyer, also completed a five-year master’s programme in sociology, in 2010. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was a scholar at Stanford University, attending courses on human rights and public interest work and graduating as a Master of the Science in Law. She was elected as the co-chair of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations in May, 2014. She was a German Marshall Fund fellow in 2015. She is an advisory board member to School of Public Life, a community-based research and training centre, member to the advisory board of the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies.

Why Hungary’s New NGO Law Is Harmful for Business

Budapest, Hungary. Aerial view of the old city Budapest, Hungary with river and Parliament Building with cloudy blue sky

The new non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) law in Hungary made international headlines; however, the crackdown on independent NGOs, trying to hold the government accountable, is not a new phenomenon in Hungary. The newly adopted law is about the transparency of foreign funded organisations. Despite its title, the law does not further transparency, but rather serves as a tool to stigmatise independent voices. Continue reading Why Hungary’s New NGO Law Is Harmful for Business