The Helmet and Breast-plate Order Did Not Come in Force

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union is pleased to acknowledge that the government has, just before it became valid, revoked the governmental decree amendment, which would have classified bullet and pierce-proof vests, helmets and breast-plates as equipment specifically dangerous to public safety.

On more than one occassion we have voiced our opinion in the press, that it is strange that the governmental decree issued on February 28th, 2007 would classify equipment used exclusively for self protection among such equipment dangerous to public safety as shurikens, loaded sticks, boxers or even electric shockers.

It was not made clear what would justify the wearing of such equipment on the street as an offence. We hope the revocation of the order is not just a technical legal move, but the government’s discretion at an unfounded amendment.

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Invitation to HCLU Press Conference

The HCLU will hold a press conference on findings of police practices during September and October 23rd, 2006

Unconstitutional restriction - The General Assembly restricted the right of assembly

HCLU was appalled to learn that the General Assembly of the Municipality passed a rule on 26 Oct, 2006, regulating the public space usage in the Capitol.

Human Rights Organizations Participate in Public Hearing on the Right to Protest in Brazil

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.