The Equality Project of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union works for the legal protection of the most vulnerable minority groups in Hungary, including the fight against the systemic discrimination of Roma people.
On 9 May 2019, the Court of Debrecen ruled on the second instance in favor of NGOs representing the interests of all Roma inhabitants of the third largest Hungarian city in an actio popularis lawsuit.
Miskolc, the third largest city in Hungary has been openly against its Roma inhabitants for the past few years. Discriminative measures have been carried out and the municipality’s communication is hostile and stigmatizing.
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) initiated an actio popularis lawsuit based on the Equal Treatment Act of Hungary (ETA) against the Heves County Police Department following racially motivated events in the village of Gyöngyöspata (Heves County, Hungary) in the spring of 2011. In its judgment of 8 February 2017, the Supreme Court of Hungary (the Kúria) ruled that the failure to protect the Roma from racist harassment amounted to harassment under the ETA.
One of the most serious crime-series ever committed in the history of Hungarian criminology and forensics started on the 21st July 2008 in village called Galgagyörk in Pest County.
The Supreme Court of Hungary has issued a judgment that local governments are not allowed to make decisions forcing certain groups to leave a municipality or creating difficulties for their settlement there.
The Hungarian Ombudsperson found in his recent report that the local government of Miskolc has been seriously violating the right to equal treatment and other fundamental rights of the local Roma inhabitants by its discriminative measures, practices and regulations. The mayor of the city is determined in pursuing the discriminative policies.
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