Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on Tuesday met the Hungarian Justice Minister, László Trócsányi.
Minsiter Trócsányi reported that new legislation had been adopted to provide an effective remedy to victims of prison ovecrowding in line with a pilot judgment (Varga and others) by the European Court of Human Rights. The Secretary General welcomed this development.
Secretary General Jagland and Minister Trócsányi discussed the importance of media plurality in particular following the recent closure of the Nepszabadsag newspaper.
Mr. Jagland also raised concerns regarding government publicity on the subject of migration conveying a very negative image of migrants.
The Secretary General expressed his appreciation for the open and frank discussion with the Minister.