May 16, 2013

Wrong Direction on Rights

Assessing the Impact of Hungary’s New Constitution and Laws

Summary
Recommendations
To the Government of Hungary
Independence of the Judiciary
Freedom of Religion
The Rights of Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People
Political Participation Including for People with Disabilities
The Rights of Homeless People
Media Freedom
To the European Union and the Council of Europe
I. Background
II. Interference with the Independence of the Judiciary and the Administration of Justice
Forced Early Retirement of Judges
Efforts to Curb the Constitutional Court
III. Limitations on Rights
Limitations on Political Participation
Limitations on Freedom of Religion
Discrimination against LGBT People
Women’s Rights
Criminalizing Homelessness
Interference with Media Freedom