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HCLU started an international crowdfunding project on Global Giving! With your help and contribution we will be able to continue our work as the most active watchdog organization in Hungary. Don't let the government silence the Hungarian civil society! Take action and help us to defend freedom in Hungary!...

It has been alleged multiple times in recent years that civil society organisations operate in a non-transparent fashion, and do not reveal the sources of their funding. It therefore makes sense to clear up any confusion: this document outlines the current regulations regarding transparency and...

The Hungarian parliament is to adapt a law based on the Russian and Israeli model, which aims to accuse and stigmatise NGOs operating independently from the Hungarian government, alleging that they represent foreign interests. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) – as one of the...

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

Soon, 600 people with disabilities will leave 6 institutions. This is a great step. The EU has granted money for this purpose and Hungary, in spite of a thousand mistakes, has utilised it well. Research report from HCLU.

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Deinstitutionalization can resemble someone trying to turn the family Trabant westward, while travelling east. The driver at first doesn’t understand why should they

“My son was placed in a hospital ward of about 10 square metres in size, with four cribs in it, all of them occupied. Consequently, mothers had only chairs left to sit on. My partner’s idea was putting a foam rubber mat under the crib and sleeping there, huddled up. A couple of other mothers followed her lead.

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Not half as much was said about the status and treatment of my son as about the hospital’s house rules. It seems like the most important piece of information was that only one parent was

Freedom of religion and equality are fundamental rights, enshrined in human rights laws and constitutions around the world. This report, Drawing the Line: Tackling Tensions Between Religious Freedom and Equality, examines three interrelated aspects of these rights: religious freedom and equality for LGBT individuals, religious freedom and reproductive rights, and religious freedom as expressed through attire, hair, or other forms of religious appearance.

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As organisations working to defend civil liberties and fundamental human rights across five continents, members of the International Network of Civil Liberties

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

 

https://tasz.hu/

A rainy day in Belgrade can be a

Despite international success, freedom of information is on a slippery domestic slope – and not in favour of the public.

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On November 8 the European Court of Human Rights passed an important, and in many ways just, judgement. We applaud all parties involved, who fought for the

According to an action plan to fight terrorism being drafted by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior, a person using a service providing encrypted communication could be imprisoned for up to two years.

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Service providers could be ordered to unveil the IP address and other data of the person charged. The draft plan would also expand state surveillance

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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Over the past number of years, law enforcement and security forces have increasingly turned to the use of crowd-control weapons (CCWs) to respond to popular protests. Today, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) release "Lethal in Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons", a report documenting the health effects of these weapons.

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The report focuses on the dangers of so-called “less lethal weapons”, particularly when used to control or manage assemblies. It is unique in its format of linking

Members of the Civil Liberties Committee will discuss the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday afternoon. Read the full speech of HCLU's Executive director, Stefánia Kapronczay.

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"Thank you for the invitation and opportunity to speak at this hearing. I would like to focus on the situation of freedom of expression and information in Hungarian.

The Ministry of Justice has published its planned modifications to the controversial Church Law.

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After a year of work to settle controversial elements of the Hungarian Church Law, the Ministry of Justice has published its modifications.

With the use of the military inside the country and the reclassification of illegal border crossing from an offence to a crime, the government would put in force totalitarian practices before the change of the regime. Therefore, TASZ calls upon the parliamentarians to reject a law which ignores the basic requirements of constitutionality   in light of the human rights crisis produced by the high number of refugees.

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In the last few months, the high number of people fleeing to Hungary to escape war has caused the largest human rights crisis in the past decade. People are arriving

Miskolc, the third largest city in Hungary has been openly against its Roma inhabitants for the past few years. Discriminative measures have been carried out and the municipality’s communication is hostile and stigmatizing.

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The Hungarian Ombudsperson and various organizations have found that the municipality discriminates against its Roma inhabitants. Still, the leadership of the

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