Hungary frequently discriminates against minority groups, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, violating standards of human rights. In this article, Jordan McEwen and Diana Fodor discuss why NATO should intervene to address Hungary’s rollbacks of LGBTQ+ rights.
Jordan McEwen is a fourth-year Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University, pursuing a major in Political Studies and a minor in Psychology. From 2021 to 2022, Jordan underwent an exchange abroad at the University of St Andrews in Scotland to focus her studies on the field of International Relations. Outside of her education, Jordan is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University, where she is currently writing a paper on the role of women in transnational crime. Her research passions include political psychology, the role of international organizations, most prominently NATO and the UN, international and domestic Canadian law, and global foreign policy. || Diana Fodor is a student from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she lives with her family and cat. She is passionate about human rights, particularly transgender rights, and does freelance writing in her spare time. In the future, Fodor would like to continue her writing in an effort to make a difference in the world. She also hopes to join the Canadian military one day.