Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union is a human rights NGO. Since our foundation in 1994, we have been working for everybody being informed about their fundamental human rights and empowered to enforce it against the undue interference by those in position of public power.

our focus areas & news

Declaration of Protest

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) has been informed with revelation that Gatter László, the head of the Metropolitan Court of Budapest, denounced certain leaders of the Communist Party (Munkáspárt) for slander, since one of the court’s sentence, delivered in connection with an internal debate of the Labour Party, was called “political” by the Party’s web site.

Does the European Council have the right to close its doors?

The European Ombudsman found that the Council did not give any appropriate reason for carrying out its legislation activity behind closed doors.

Will the State take responsibility for the vaccinations?

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) and Védegylet welcome the announcement of the Ministry of Health. The Government will work out the frames of its responsibility in providing remedy for complications caused by obligatory vaccinations.  

Letter to the Government from 22 civil organizations

HCLU and another twenty-one civil organizations are protesting against the draft Lobby Act, which will be in front of the Parliament for enactment in the next days. The draft Lobby Act that was proposed by the Government contains discriminatory regulations towards civil organizations.

The Supreme Court denied our petition for review in our lawsuit against the Constitutional Court

Several reports have been released concerning our lawsuit on disclosure of data of public interest.

Letter from HCLU and Védegylet to the faction leaders of the parliamentary parties

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) and the Védegylet have turned to the faction leaders of the parliamentary parties demanding that the lawmakers take steps in order to restore the State’s obligatory responsibility in providing remedy for damages occured by complications caused by obligatory vaccinations and clinical testing of products made for experimental purposes.