Hungary - Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 11th session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council November 2010
HUNGARY - Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 11th session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council November 2010
As this report is being written, the Government is working on a new Constitution in Hungary, whose enactment seems assured as the Government maintains an absolute majority in Parliament. We as representatives of civil society are concerned that the changes in the Constitutional system may undermine the proper functioning of a democratic system which respects human rights and the rule of law. In our opinion, the current Constitution facilitates the proper functioning of a democratic government system which respects human rights and the rule of law for the first time in Hungary’s modern history. Because the changes to the Constitution have not been enacted as of the drafting of this report, we are not addressing them further in this report but would hope for the opportunity to do so at the Council session in May when the exact nature of these changes becomes clearer.
This submission will focus on six areas: equality and non-discrimination, right to liberty and security of the person, administration of justice and the rule of law, freedom of association and peaceful assembly and the right to participate in public and political life, right to social security and to an adequate standard of living, and the right of the child. The submission will highlight violations of rights against the following group of people: Roma people and other national and ethnic minorities, religious minorities, people with disabilities, women, children, asylum seekers and LGBT persons.
- Chance for Children Foundation (CFCF), European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Foundation for the Women of Hungary (MONA), Hungarian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (ÉFOÉSZ), Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI), Minority Rights Group International (MRG), People Opposing Patriarchy (PATENT), The City is For All (AVM), 08.10.2010, Hungary - Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 11th session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council November 2010, http://www.errc.org/cms/upload/file/hungary-upr-08112010.pdf, Accessed on 27.01.2013.