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Homeless ban in Hungary

October 10th 2013


The Hungarian Government is attempting to ban homelessness for the second time, after the country’s high court ruled the ban went against the constitutional right to human dignity.

The repeal meant that homeless people were no longer subject to fines and imprisonment if they were found sleeping on the streets.

However in the last year, the Government has responded by changing the constitution and the new bill, re-introducing the ban is expected to be passed later this month.

The Hungarian parliament is currently debating a bill that would allow local municipalities to fine and eventually jail people for living on the streets. The bill, which was proposed by the conservative government, is likely to pass in the first week of October. The move has met with widespread international condemnation.

An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 homeless people live in Hungary.


October 2013



Hospital aftercare boost

Homeless turned away

Model future

A community concern

Bin death study launched

Pub pledge

Big Issue in charity shops

Barcelona back streets

Honesty pays

Homeless ban in Hungary

Sanctions wreak havoc on homeless people’s lives

System “failing families”


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