Disability Rights

Total legal chaos at Hungarian psychiatrics

Gabi is about to get a divorce. After a heated argument, her partner calls an ambulance. He tells the paramedics that Gabi is threatening to commit suicide and he is worried about her. They see that Gabi is very tense, nervous and her whole body is trembling. The more she denies it, the more suspicious she becomes to the emergency personnal.

Hungarian government must suspend and redesign deinstitutionalisation projects affecting 2,500 people with disabilities

Why is it a problem that people with disabilities are living in large institutions? What about people with disabilities living in the institutions? What do the NGOs demand from the government? More questions and answers according to DI bellow.

Closing down six institutions: Slowly, Hungarian disability policies are changing

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.

The role of EU funding in deinstitutionalisation (DI) in Hungary and te experiences of the DI programme so far

The aim of the present research is to privode information and expand knowledge of advocacy work in the 2014-2020 programming period in regards to the EU and teh Hungarian government. 

HCLU's new report on Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making in Hungary

The new Civil Code of Hungary entered into force in March 2014. Unfortunately, the authors of the law decided to sustain the traditional approach to legal capacity which preferred plenary and partial guardianship.

Hungary is under review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Hungary ratified the UN Convention on the rights of the child in 1993. For the third time - after 1998 and then 2006 - the Committee reviews Hungary's compliance with the Convention.  A coalition of NGOs - including the HCLU - has reported to the Committee.