A close-up on the refugee situation

…and how is the Hungarian Helsinki Committee helping them?

The weather has been brutally cold the past few weeks, your hands and noses are freezing off whenever you step out the door. But have you ever wondered how those living in temporary tents are able to survive? Join us for an overview of the work being done by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) at the refugee camps, at the Impact Hub Budapest on February 9th at 6pm.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is a leading human rights organization in Central Europe, existing since 1989. The HHC’s main activities focus on protecting the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees, stateless persons and other foreigners in need of international protection, as well as on monitoring the human rights performance of law enforcement agencies and the judicial system. It pays particular attention to the rights of detainees and the effective enforcement of the right to defense and equality before the law.

Our keynote speaker will be Gruša Matevžič, who joined the Hungarian Helsinki Committee as a legal officer within the refugee program in 2009. Ms. Matevžič earned a degree from Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, then completed a Masters of Human Rights Law at Central European University, Budapest. She is involved in several transnational projects, provides legal counselling to asylum seekers and conducts monitoring visits to reception centers and detention facilities in the country.

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Budapest


Date & Time

February 9 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Impact Hub Budapest


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 24 January 2017