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Hungary

Country report Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law?

Date: 18 November 2016. Topics

Violations of constitutional principles in the practice followed at Budapest airport, resulting in a series of refusals to allow Roma passengers to board airplanes to Canada

After Roma-only school is closed down in small town, schools of neighbouring town deny enrolment and the central state body responsible for the management of schools takes action with significant delay

State of affairs 01 January 2016

Date: 4 October 2016. Topics

Whether the failure of a municipality to adequately plan and prepare the winding up of a segregated Roma neighbourhood (and thus creating the threat of homelessness among the concerned families) amounts to discrimination

Whether age limits are discriminatory in job advertisements even if the some of the applicants are older than the maximum age set in the ad 

Date: 3 February 2016. Topics

Whether the Ministry responsible for education has a role in and responsibility for not acting against segregation, and whether Hungarian courts are willing to order effective measures to combat school segregation 

Definition of ‘work relationship’ modified by legislative amendments

Whether the failure of a municipality to adequately plan and prepare the winding up of a segregated Roma neighbourhood (and thus creating the threat of homelessness among the concerned families) amounts to discrimination

Whether conditions of access to social housing as defined in municipal decree amount to indirect discrimination based on ethnicity

Ombudsman concludes that municipal decrees aiming to drive indigent families (most of them Roma) out of the city or to prevent them from moving in are discriminative. Other serious violations are also discovered in relation to the practice of social housing in Miskolc. 

Hungary’s highest court concludes that municipal decree aiming to drive indigent families (most of them Roma) out of the city is discriminative and is therefore to be quashed

Whether racist speech by public figure can be regarded as harassment

Whether ban of LGBTQ march for route where demonstrations were allowed for other groups, amounts to discrimination and harassment under Hungarian law
Whether school can exempt its responsibility under the Equal Treatment Act by referring to the intention to protect child from harassment
Date: 19 November 2014. Topics
Racist speech by public figure can be regarded as harassment
Municipal Council attempts to prevent Roma from moving into town by adopting decree excluding a distinctively defined group (within which the Roma are highly overrepresented) from social benefits, public work and municipal housing
Responsibility of headmaster for harassment committed by students against teacher
The judicial examination of whether racist speech by public figure can be regarded as harassment is to be continued
Whether NGO’s have a legal standing before the Constitutional Court in actio popularis non-discrimination cases
Date: 14 February 2014. Topics
Whether the new religious ethos provisions of the Act on National Public Education are in line with Article 4 of Directive 2000/78

Whether the Hungarian laws and their implementation are in line with the obligation under Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to ensure accessibility

Whether after the CJEU decision Hungary will regulate the mandatory retirement of judges in a manner that is in line with Directive 2000/78/EC
Whether deficient diagnosis of Roma pupils as “mentally mildly disabled” and channelling them into remedial school amounts to discrimination

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