Justice Prevails Over Discrimination by Hungarian Municipalities

The Supreme Court of Hungary has issued a judgment that local governments are not allowed to make decisions forcing certain groups to leave a municipality or creating difficulties for their settlement there.

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has fought against the discriminative regulation since the fall of 2014, calling the attention of the local government offices and the ombudsman to the violations. The court stated that discriminative treatment based on local governments' decisions to withdraw social benefits from some groups can never be legitimate.

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Kapcsolódó hírek

We Do Not Want Roma Here!

In response to the modification of housing rules aimed at relocating Roma people from Miskolc, Hungary, incredible regulations have been introduced by adjacent settlements by way of "self-defense."

The horse-dealing policeman

József was fined for 30.000 forints for a minor offence. He did not pay, because he had nothing to pay with. 3-4 days later, a policaman came, and told him that if he does not pay the fine, he has to go to prison. József then called to his neighbor, to tell him his horse was for sale. The policeman told him he shouldn’t sell the horse to the neighbor, and brought over his own friend, who was there in 10 minutes and took the horse worth 100 thousand for 30.500.