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New Government Should Bring Laws, Practices Up to International Standards

(Budapest) - The new Hungarian government should ensure that its laws and practices match its international and regional human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today to Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban’s party, which heads the…
Mr. Viktor Orbán Prime Minister 1357 Budapest, Pf. 6. Hungary April 29, 2014 Re: New Hungarian Government Should Prioritize Strengthening Human Rights Protection Dear Prime Minister Orbán, I am writing to you to ensure that the new Hungarian government…
(Budapest) – It’s a haunting picture. Rozsa, a young woman staying at a shelter for domestic violence survivors we visited in the Hungarian countryside, looks straight into the camera, her eyes completely drowning in deep purple and blue, those colors of…

Stronger Police Action, More Shelter Space Needed

(Budapest) – Police inaction, ineffective restraining orders, insufficient shelter spaces, and legal and policy gaps leave women survivors of domestic violence in Hungary at risk of further abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.…

 Unless Blood Flows
 Lack of Protection from Domestic Violence in Hungary
 Key Recommendations
 I. Background
 II. Legal and Policy Framework
 Domestic Violence…

Andi’s story of domestic violence in Hungary

“Andi,” beaten and bruised, managed to escape her Budapest apartment with her five children when her husband dashed out for more methamphetamine.
 He had beaten her several times a day for three days in early October, she told us, the attacks…