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Joint letter with ILGA-Europe: New draft law in Hungary seeks to exculde trans women from pension benefits

Along with ILGA-Europe we have sent a letter to European Commission President von der Leyen, alerting her to a new draft law in Hungary excluding trans women from accessing pension benefits for women. This runs contrary to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights and Hungarian case law.

European Commission: the so-called "child protection" law is bleeding from a thousand wounds

A year and a half  after announcing the infringement proceeding, the Court of Justice of the European Union today has published the European Commission's action against Hungary over the so-called "child protection" law. EU Member States have six weeks to join the CJEU's case.

Háttér Society held a workshop on victim-centered good practices that also consider intersectionality in hate crime proceedings

Háttér Society held a workshop on victim-centered good practices that also consider intersectionality in hate crime proceedings

Report in the public interest: recognise same-sex marriages concluded abroad!

Háttér Society has submitted a report in the public interest to the Ministry of Justice proposing that the law should recognise same-sex marriages concluded abroad as registered partnerships in Hungary. 

Háttér Society co-organised a successful multi-stakeholder workshop about victim-centredness and intersectionality in hate crimes

On July 3, 2023 Háttér Society, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights responsible for the protection of the rights of nationalities living in Hungary organised a workshop titled Victim-centred approach and intersectionality in the fight against hate crimes. The event, which formed part of the EU-funded international project Counter Hate created a unique opportunity for both public and civil actors to discuss victim-centeredness and intersectionality in hate crimes, and hate crime related issues in general.

A bejelentővédelmi törvény nem teszi jogellenessé a szivárványcsaládokat

Although the recently passed legislation will further strengthen anti-LGBTQI public sentiment, the provisions of the new law do not create a basis for legal persecution of rainbow families.

Hungarian Constitutional Court goes against its own previous position: legal gender recognition remains impossible

The Constitutional Court on February 2, 2023 finally rendered its decision in one of the pending cases on the impossibility of legal gender recognition for trans people. The decision ignores the Court's own previous decisions and unequivocally contradicts international human rights standards. Háttér Society is taking the cases to Strasbourg. 

„Végre indulhat az életem”: két és fél év jogi küzdelem után engedélyeztek nem- és névváltoztatást a magyar hatóságok

In May 2020, the Fidesz-KDNP made it impossible to obtain legal gender recognition in Hungary. Háttér Society has been fighting the inhumane law on all platforms since the amendment was passed; now five of their clients have succeeded. 

LMBTQI tudatosságnövelő videók a lelki egészség területén dolgozó szakemberek számára

As part of the Erasmus+ project “Common Point - Innovative approaches to training mental health service providers for the quality support of LGBTQI people” we are excited to present a series of educational videos on various LGBTIQ+ topics.

Як ми допомагаємо біженцям з України

Háttér Society є солідарною з Україною та людьми, що тікають від війни.

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