Patients' Rights

Human rights and birth

A conference was organized in the Hague at the end of May around the home birth case that HCLU won in Strasbourg. HCLU’s attorney dr. Tamás Fazekas represented Anna Ternovszky, in who’s case at the end of 2010 the European Court of Human Rights established that the State of Hungary has violated the applicant’s right to respect for private and family life, when in the absence of legislation it threatened (and still threatens) health care workers who assist at home births.

Jail Sentence for Midwife

Ágnes Geréb, midwife who stood before the judge for engaging in professional misconduct resulting in death and in permanent disability received a 2-year prison sentence. She is also banned from practicing her profession for 10 years.

They harrass the homeless people! - an HCLU video

After briefly reviewing how homelessness got pronounced as an offence, we are kindly asking you to send a letter to the minister of interior Sándor Pintér and rapporteur on homelessness, Máté Kocsis about that homeless people are not criminals. If you have time and would like to help somehow else, we can recommend you other opportunities, too.

People Living with HIV Discriminated by the Health Care System

People living with HIV and AIDS often face refusal during their non-HIV-related health care, and are directed to the out-patient HIV-unit of Szent László Hospital, the only hospital in Hungary to provide ARV-treatment and care for PLWHIV.

Dozens of International Organizations Protested the Planned Reallocation of Abortion Funds from State Budget

István Pálffy and Tamás Sáringer-Kenyeres, both MPs of the Christian Democratic Party (KDNP) have submitted a proposal to Parliament to reallocate funds from abortions to child protection and to incite adoptions. 45 organizations called the government’s attention to the fact that in case the Parliament were to adopt the proposal, the most vulnerable women would find themselves in even worse situations and that the proposal is against Hungary’s international commitments. The Parliament voted on the proposal on December 13th.

The Invisible

In Hungary large scale institutions still house 15 thousand people living with disabilities, often under inhumane circumstances. Watch the HCLU's new film about why this situation has to change, and why it has to change now!