Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

Since our foundation in 1994, we have been working in order to everybody can get to know their fundamental human rights in Hungary and can enforce it against the undue interference by those in position of public power.

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Report on the court process regarding the data related to Nuclear Power Plant’s Damage Control Measures

The court proceeding at the Metropolitan Court continues between Energy Club and the National Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Safety Directorate (OAH-NBI). Press was present in great numbers, unfortunately no decision was made yet.

Trial on the expert opinions on the damage reduction in Paks

During the breakdown of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in 2003, the heating system was damaged. Parts of the system have still not been removed. The Energie Club, represented by HCLU’s legal aid service, has filed an action against National Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Safety Directorate (NAEA-NSD) for the disclosure of data of public interest.

Half the Battle Won in the “Nuclear” Lawsuit

The Court of Appeals sent the case back to the Metropolitan Court because the court of first instance was wrong in defining the expert opinions regarding the re-start of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant’s 2nd block were not public data. The Court of Appeals ruled that indeed they were public data, but it was possible that they were to be considered as trade secrets or fell under copyright laws. This however needed to be decided by the court of first instance in a re-trial.

The very first CameraDance in Hungary!

The Technology for Man Foundation kindly invites you and your friends to the first Hungarian CameraDance.

Invitation to trial concerning the disclosure of information about the camera system in Városliget

Various reports were released this spring regarding the decision passed by the Metropolitan General Assembly on installing a camera system in the Városliget. We have asked the Chairman of the City Governance Committee of the Metropolitan General Assembly about the details. We did not manage to gain substantial information. Therefore we filed an action with the Central District Court of Pest asking the court determine whether it is lawful to keep such information „secret”.

Invitation to the „nuclear trial” on appeal

The Appellate Court hearing in the lawsuit against the National Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Safety Directorate will be held on September 8, 2005, Thursday, from 12.30.pm.