Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Constitutional Court Undermines Legal Status of Hungarians with Disabilities

Yesterday the Hungarian Constitutional Court shattered hopes that Hungary would reform its guardianship laws, jeopardizing the rights of 80,000 people with disabilities under guardianship.

It will be of considerable alarm and concern for the international community that in its first judgment after Sunday’s landslide victory by the Fidesz party in Hungary’s general election, the Constitutional Court has undermined the legal status of one of the most vulnerable groups in Hungarian society, namely people with disabilities stripped of their legal capacity. (read the entire article here)

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