Magyar Helsinki Bizottság

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Magyar Helsinki Bizottság

    EU Transparency Register

    496227428572-68 First registered on 06 Oct 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), founded in 1989, is a non-governmental watchdog organization that protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy methods.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Hungarian Helsinki Committee follows all policies and legislative files in the areas of asylum, criminal justice, law enforcement, equal treatment, hate crime, the justice system, freedom of assembly and civil society, and those policies and legislative files that focus on rule of law in Hungary.


    Head Office
    20 Dohány street
    Budapest 1074
    EU Office
    20 Dohány street
    Budapest 1074


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    - European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH):

    - European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE):

    - European Implementation Network (EIN):

    - European Network on Statelessness (ENS):

    - International Detention Coalition (IDC):

    - International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):

    - JUSTICIA European Rights Network (JUSTICIA):

    - Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP):

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, Donations, Public financing, Member's contribution, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Oak Foundation 300,576€
    Contribution UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 177,633€
    Contribution The Sigrid Rausing Trust 282,932€
    Contribution Foundation Open Society Institute 368,638€
    Contribution EU-Russia Civil Society Forum 104,558€
    Contribution United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture 31,816€
    Contribution Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany (Budapest) 31,718€
    Contribution National Endowment for Democracy 21,570€
    Contribution Foundation Pro Asyl 25,000€
    Grant DG Home 59,128€
    Grant DG Home 5,671€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant DG Justice 62,799€

    Other financial info

    For a detailed financial report and activities report for 2021 (HU), please visit:

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 05 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Challenges for the civil societies
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      • Joachim Herrmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Dec 2019 Location Budapest
      Subject Discussions on the New Pact on Migration
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Ylva Johansson
      Portfolio Home Affairs
      • Ylva Johansson (Commissioner)
    • Date 10 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views on the current situation with NGOs in Hungary
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      • Thomas Zerdick (Cabinet member)
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