07.06.2019 According to the Hungarian Constitutional Court “nobody has the right to poverty and homelessness, this condition is not part of the right to human dignity”
The general prohibition of residing on public premises for habitation was placed on constitutional level after the amendment of the Fundamental Law in 2018. The Act on Misdemeanors was also amended in October 2018. After the new law came into effect, homeless people disappeared from Budapest underpasses, and a few misdemeanor proceedings, starting with demonstrative police confinements were launched countrywide.
18.04.2019 SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY WITHOUT SPENDING A FORINT – YOU CAN EASILY DO IT BEFORE 20 MAY!
How? Did you know that if you live and pay taxes in Hungary you can offer 1% of your annual income tax to a public benefit organisation? This offers crucial support to civil society and important, life-changing causes. Why supporting us? The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is a leading human rights organisation in Central Europe.
19.03.2019 European Court of Human Rights orders Hungarian government to give food to detained migrants in eighth emergency case
On 15 March, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) again had to issue an emergency decision and order the Hungarian government to give food to migrants in DETENTION in the transit zone at the southern Hungarian border.
17.10.2018 HHC intervenes as a third party before the European Court of Human Rights in a push-back case
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee was granted leave to submit a third party intervention in the case of M.H. and Others v. Croatia, app. no. 15670/18. The case concerns an Afghan family that crossed to Croatia in 2017 to apply for asylum. They were denied to do so and were immediately pushed back to Serbia by the Croatian authorities. One of the children was hit by a train and died during the push-back.
18.04.2018 Grand Chamber hearing in case of asylum-seekers held in transit zone
On 18 April 2018 at 09:15 am CET, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held an open hearing in the case of Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary. It concerned the DETENTION of two Bangladeshi asylum-seekers in the transit zone for 23 days as well as their removal from Hungary to Serbia. The two asylum-seekers are represented by attorneys of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
13.03.2018 THE HUNGARIAN HELSINKI COMMITTEE IN 2017
As a leading Hungarian non-governmental human rights organization with a globally recognized reputation, we continued to work towards a world in which everyone receives protection against human rights abuses.