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Hungary

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

State of affairs 01 January 2014

Date: 25 November 2014. Topics
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
Whether the lack of accessibility of a bus terminal constitutes discrimination
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
Employer’s failure to provide facilities enabling employee with disability to perform duties is to be regarded as discrimination
Date: 25 January 2013. Topics
Whether anti-Roma statements by a mayor at a demonstration amounted to harassment, and whether harassment can be committed in relation to a group of persons
How police practice of imposing fines on perpetrators of petty offences in an ethnically disproportionate manner can be proved and whether it amounts to discrimination under the Hungarian law
Whether failure to establish a position with view to the possible application of the political opponent’s daughter amounts to discrimination
Important legislative changes concerning the Equal Treatment Advisory Board and the status of the Equal Treatment Authority’s President

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