Amnesty In­ter­na­tional slams anti-mi­gra­tion bill

Waterloo Region Record - - World -

A bill that would im­pose new reg­u­la­tions on or­ga­ni­za­tions that work with mi­grants would al­low the Hun­gar­ian govern­ment to tar­get any im­mi­grant rights groups it doesn’t like, Amnesty In­ter­na­tional said Wed­nes­day. Amnesty In­ter­na­tional said the bill could em­power the govern­ment to sus­pend, dis­band and fine NGOs work­ing on mi­gra­tion. The hu­man rights group called the leg­is­la­tion a “deeply dis­turb­ing and un­jus­ti­fied as­sault on civil so­ci­ety.” The draft leg­is­la­tion, which was sub­mit­ted to par­lia­ment late Tues­day, would im­pose new op­er­at­ing re­quire­ments on civic groups that or­ga­nize, sup­port or fi­nance mi­gra­tion.

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