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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The Hungarian Constitutional Court annuled the restrictive order of the General Assembly of Budapest on the right of assembly

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court, which abrogated the disposition modified on the 26th October 2006 of the decree 59/1995.

No Substantive Ruling in the Amnesty International vs. National Police Headquarters Lawsuit

On July 13th, 2007 the Metropolitan Court returned its verdict in the Amnesty International (AI) vs. National Police Headquarters (NPH) lawsuit. The HCLU has taken on the legal representation of AI during the proceedings.

Following Atrocities at the Budapest Gay Pride Parade, the HCLU and Numerous Civil Organizations Have Signed a Joint Declaration

On the initiation of the Háttér Support Society for LGBGS (Hungarian gay and lesbian rights organization), a number of civil organizations have signed a declaration about the events that took place on July 7th, 2007 during the Budapest Gay Pride Parade. Read the declaration!