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Is racial discrimination defined in national law?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
10/03/2012 - 21:40
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Hungary’s comprehensive Equal Treatment Act (Act CXXV. of 2003 on Equal Treatment and the Promotion of Equal Opportunities) came into force in 2004.[1]

Articel 8 defines negative discrimination as "all dispositions as a result of which a person or a group is treated or would be treated less favourably than another person or group in a comparable situation because of his/her

a) sex,

b) racial origin,

c) colour,

d) nationality,

e) national or ethnic origin,

f) mother tongue,

g) disability,

h) state of health,

i) religious or ideological conviction,

j) political or other opinion,

k) family status,

l) motherhood (pregnancy) or fatherhood,

m) sexual orientation,

n) sexual identity,

o) age,

p) social origin,

q) financial status,

r) the part-time nature or definite term of the employment relationship or other relationship related to employment,

s) the membership of an organisation representing employees’ interests,

t) other status."[2]

[1] 2003. évi CXXV. törvény az egyenlő bánásmódról és az esélyegyenlőség előmozdításáról (Act CXXV. of 2003 on equal treatment and the promotion of equal opportunities).

[2] Equal Treatment Act, Article 8.


Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Majority
Type (R/D) Anti-semitism, Islamophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-discrimination
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