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Hungary Announces Referendum on Much Criticized Law

Jul 23, 2021

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced this week that his government will hold a referendum on the country's controversial new LGBTQ law. The move comes after the act received heavy criticism from Brussels, EU member states and rights organizations. Hungarians will have to answer five questions on the bill that would forbid showing gay and […]

Thorbjørn Jagland

Budapest-based human rights group awarded

Jan 18, 2018

The Budapest-based organisation European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) has received the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe for successfully challenging discrimination, anti-Romani racism and rights abuses of Roma people.

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Embassies support Budapest Pride march

Jul 6, 2017

36 embassies and the British Council in the Hungarian capital have issued a joint statement in support of the Budapest Pride march, rallying behind "LGBTQ communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully and lawfully."

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Embassies express support for Budapest Parade

Jul 3, 2015

The embassies in Budapest of 25 countries have issued a joint satatement expressing support for the 2015 Budapest Pride Festival. The document says human rights shall apply equally to every human being, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


HRW criticizes Hungarian constitutional changes

Jan 21, 2014

The latest annual report published by Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights in the German capital, Berlin this Wednesday, criticizes 2013 amendments to the Hungarian Basic Law.

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