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As part of our campaign "I have a child with me," we conducted a unique survey of Hungarian healthcare institutions, submitting 64 public interest data requests to hospitals with maternity or children's wards.

Regarding the history of the case it is important to note that in April 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid the Data Retention Directive that unified the time frame of the retention of selective data by Internet and telephone services and determined the accessibility of data by authorities...

Last fall, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) adopted a new policy to help re-establish an environment for government and civil society collaboration, safeguarding the ...

Open Rights Group, Privacy International and internationally renowned experts file amicus curiae briefs with the Hungarian Constitutional Court in a case to repeal the country's communications act.

What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

The new Civil Code of Hungary entered into force in March 2014. Unfortunately, the authors of the law decided to sustain the traditional approach to legal capacity which preferred plenary and partial guardianship.

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This guardianship regime has been criticised by disabled persons' organisations worldwide because it restricts the right to self-determination of those living with

As part of our campaign "I have a child with me," we conducted a unique survey of Hungarian healthcare institutions, submitting 64 public interest data requests to hospitals with maternity or children's wards.

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Based on the results of its survey of Hungary's healthcare institutions, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has prepared, with the contributions of doctors and

The Hungarian government will erect a 175-kilometer-long fence along its southern border with Serbia in an effort to prevent refugees from entering Hungary. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union claims the fence represents an inhuman and unacceptable action that is not legitimized by international precedents. It is inhuman because the fence would stop everyone trying to cross the border, including refugees fleeing in fear for their lives and security. According to the organization's Facebook page, it is the utmost cruelty to physically prevent anyone from fleeing to safety.

 

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What it's like to be a Serbian HIV-positive mother in treatment. Read the story by our guest author from Belgrade.

 

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A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

Last fall, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) adopted a new policy to help re-establish an environment for government and civil society collaboration, safeguarding the Open Government Declaration and to mitigate reputational risks to OGP. Today, members of Hungarian civil society, including representatives of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Transparency International Hungary and K-Monitor, as well as Sunlight’s international policy manager, a former employee of K-Monitor, called on the OGP Steering Committee to take action under the new policy and launch a thorough investigation into the situation in Hungary, with a special attention to the deterioration of the space for civil society.

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In the past few years, the rule of law, democracy, pluralism, human rights and the role of independent institutions as checks and balances on political power have been

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Internet and mobile service provider Telenor in an attempt to have the Constitutional Court annul an unlawful act that allows for the retention of telephone and Internet traffic data (concerning the identity of the calling party, the length of call, frequency of communication, etc.) for 6 months. Such data retention constitutes a severe breach of the fundamental rights to privacy and the protection of personal data.

 

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Freedom House published this year's evaluation examining post-socialist countries on Tuesday. The report, Nations in Transit 2015, reclassifies Hungary from the category "Consolidated Democracies" to "Semi-Consolidated Democracies." The Washington-based international watchdog organization examined 29 countries (in Central Europe, the Balkans and the member states of the former Soviet Union) during last year. In the report, Hungary ranked 8th among 29 countries, finishing behind Slovakia and ahead of Bulgaria.

 

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On Tuesday, November 18th, a representative of the ACLU, CCLA, CELS, EIPR, HCLU, KHRC, LRC and Liberty, who are part of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), made a presentation at a public hearing on the right to protest organized by Brazil’s Federal Attorney General’s Office and Sao Paulo State’s prosecutors’ office. The purpose of the hearing was to exchange data, information, criticism and proposals related to exercising that right.

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During the hearing we put forth four principles:
1. The legitimacy of the right to protest
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union is representing the gay dating site melegrandi.hu in proceedings before the Equal Treatment Authority. The site was going to place ads on buses managed by the Budapest Transport Company (BKV), but was denied by the company responsible for BKV's advertisements, claiming that advertising regulations prohibit ads that threaten the moral development of children and minors. HCLU says this interpretation is totally missing the point of the concerned paragraph of Hungary's advertisement law, and the denial constitutes an infringement of equal treatment rights.

 

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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has rejected the referral request of the Hungarian government, making the Court's original ruling against the government final.

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Many lawfully existing and operating churches in Hungary, including nine represented by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU),

The Hungarian government has filled the Constitutional Court with loyal judges to create a judicial rubber stamp for government interests, according to a study by Hungarian NGOs of recent Constitutional Court decisions.

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The Hungarian Constitutional Court has been packed with judges supportive of the governing majority’s agenda. Through appointing new judges, amending rules and

The Hungarian Ombudsperson found in his recent report that the local government of Miskolc has been seriously violating the right to equal treatment and other fundamental rights of the local Roma inhabitants by its discriminative measures, practices and regulations. The mayor of the city is determined in pursuing the discriminative policies.

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Miskolc is the third largest city in Hungary with approximately 170.000 inhabitants. Based on the census data of 2011 and complementary estimations, around 13.500

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