Discrimination against LGBTI+ and refugees continues in Hungary


Discrimination against LGBTI individuals and refugees remains prevalent in Hungary, despite efforts to combat it. According to Amnesty International’s annual report, the country’s government has implemented policies that limit freedom of association and assembly, while also denying certain rights to women and teaching staff. Additionally, the European Parliament has declared Hungary to not be a full democracy, and Brussels has activated a procedure against Budapest for noncompliance with the Council of Europe Convention on combating violence against women and domestic violence.

The report emphasizes Hungary’s discrimination against the LGBTI community, which continues to exist despite efforts from progressive activists. The country’s conservative government has implemented policies that make it more difficult for LGBTI individuals to live and work in the country, including limiting their access to education and healthcare. This has resulted in increased rates of poverty and homelessness among LGBTI people in Hungary.

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The report also highlights Hungary’s treatment of refugees, which has been criticized by human rights advocates. The country has continued to practice “hot returns” of immigrants on its southern border with Serbia, despite being prohibited by the European Court of Human Rights. This has resulted in increased violence against refugees and a lack of access to basic services for those who do manage to enter the country.

Despite these challenges, activists and human rights organizations continue to work to combat discrimination in Hungary. They have called for greater protections for the LGBTI community, as well as increased support for refugees and other marginalized groups. Additionally, they have urged Hungary’s government to take action to improve the country’s human rights record and work towards greater acceptance and diversity.

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