Roma Rights Advocacy

Hungarian Courts protect the rights of Roma in the largest anti-discrimination lawsuit

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.

Anti-discrimination Lawsuit Against the Leadership of a Hungarian City

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.

Supreme Court: the police discriminated against the Roma of Gyöngyöspata

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.

The sentencing of the defendants in the attacks against Roma victims is binding

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.

Justice Prevails Over Discrimination by Hungarian Municipalities

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.

Roma Discriminated Against By Hungarian Police

A Hungarian court acknowledges discrimination by the police against Roma citizens in the town of Gyöngyöspata.