Roma Rights Advocacy

Severe Human Rights Violations Against Roma in Miskolc, Hungary

In March 2014, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Defense Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities notified Hungary's ombudsman, the commissioner for fundamental rights, about the local police department's control of people living in the segregated areas of Miskolc. The ombudsman's report has revealed severe violations of fundamental rights, especially against Roma people living in deep poverty. HCLU has promised to take further action should Miskolc officials not comply with the recommendations proposed by the ombudsman.More:http://tasz.hu/romaprogram/egyetert-velunk-az-ombudsman-miskolci-onkormanyzat-roma-lakossag-elleni-jogsertesei

Together against school bullying

This project realized by Action and Protection Foundation, Háttér Society, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and the Romaversitas Foundation aims to reduce school bullying against minorities, especially against Roma, Jewish and LGBTQI youth.

Removed from the Family: A Child Welfare Story from Hungary

Why does Hungary's Guardianship Authority remove children from a family that intends to take care of them? The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has followed up on one outrageous case.

We Do Not Want Roma Here!

In response to the modification of housing rules aimed at relocating Roma people from Miskolc, Hungary, incredible regulations have been introduced by adjacent settlements by way of "self-defense."

Absurd Fines Imposed against Hungary's Roma

Hungary’s National Police force has been accused of discrimination in targeting Roma citizens for trivial fines. NGOs have sent a letter to the police commissioner, who denies the allegations, asking for a working group to study the problem.

"Freedom from hate" – MRG’s Annual Report on hate crimes across Europe

The Minority Rights Group (MRG), an international rights organization published today its Annual Report focusing on hate crimes and hate speech against minorities in European countries. State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014 presents compelling examples and case studies from Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The author of the Hungarian case study is Eszter Jovánovics, Head of the HCLU’s Roma Program.