Archive for the ‘Hungary’ Category
(Budapest) – Hungarian police should immediately revoke their decision to refuse planners of the 2012 Pride March permission to pursue their chosen route, Human Rights Watch said today. The march should be allowed to go ahead as planned on July 7.
(New York) – Hungary should address the human rights concerns linked to its new constitution that the Venice Commission raised in its June 20, 2011 report, Human Rights Watch said today. In addition, Hungary should guarantee that people with disabilities will retain the right to vote under the new constitution, Human Rights Watch said.
(New York) – The new Hungarian constitution approved by parliament contains provisions that could lead to discrimination, Human Rights Watch said today. President Pál Schmitt should send the constitution back to Parliament to address these and other human rights issues, Human Rights Watch said.
Dear Prime Minister Orbán,
I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to express our concern in relation to aspects of Hungary’s draft constitution.
(New York) – The Budapest Metropolitan Court’s decision on February 18, 2011, to allow an extended route for a gay pride march was an important victory for freedom of assembly in Hungary, Human Rights Watch said today. The Budapest police had denied permission to extend the route for the march, planned for June 18.
By Dori Átol, campaign coordinator of Amnesty International Hungary
Despite freezing conditions around 6-8,000 people gathered in front of the Parliament building in Budapest on 27 January to protest against the media law that came into effect in Hungary on 1 January this year.
Additionally there were close to 9,000 people who were following the event [...]
(Brussels) – European Union member states and the European Commission should press Hungary as it assumes the EU presidency to address its own serious human rights shortcomings, beginning with a problematic media law, Human Rights Watch said today.
A 16-year-old Afghan boy, traveling alone, entered Hungary from Ukraine in April 2010. Hungary promptly sent him back to Ukraine, where border guards detained him. He described to me his interrogations there by men in civilian clothes: