Report on Act LXXIX of 2021 amending certain acts for the protection of children and its implementation
On June 15, 2022, the Hungarian Parliament passed Act LXXIX of 2021 on stricter actions against pedophile offenders, and the amendment of certain laws for the protection of children (the so-called ‘child protection’ law). A year and a half after the adoption of the law, its far-reaching and devastating impact is apparent. The present report aims to give a comprehensive overview of both the state-controlled and voluntary implementation of the impugned provisions; in addition to the implementation of the so-called ‘child protection’ law, it takes account of the attempts to censor LGBTQI content prior to the adoption of the law, which impacts the way the law itself is implemented. The current report updates and expands on two earlier reports prepared by Háttér Society on the so-called ‘child protection’ law.
The previous reports are available here: