Category Archives: criminalization of poverty

Contrarian Hungarian Updates

I collected updates to three important stories reported on the Contrarian Hungarian blog in this post. The first details a legal decision that closed the Magyar Sziget incitement to hatred case. The second describes recent developments related to the criminalization … Continue reading

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28 Arrested in Sit-In Against Criminalization of Homelessness in Budapest, Hungary

28 protesters were arrested on November 11 after another attempt by activists to impede passage of a bill in the Hungarian parliament that would criminalize homelessness in Hungary. The bill currently under consideration would increase the fine for homelessness from … Continue reading

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Budapest Mayor’s Campaign Against the Homeless

After a failed referendum, the mayor of Budapest’s 8th district unleashed the force of the law on the homeless. Police units harass those who appear to live on the street, arresting them for violating municipal regulations. In a now-famous document, … Continue reading

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Mandatory Public Work Projects in Hungary

“We would like to give them valuable and useful work,” said Károly Papp, undersecretary of Hungary’s Department of the Interior, the public officer in charge of Hungary’s public works program. “Workers are going to learn agriculture for a year, and … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes in Hungary

In Hungary, if you are homeless, you have to pay.  As much as 50,000 Hungarian forint, which is the equivalent of 185 EUR or 267 USD. According to a municipal law dated April 27, 2011, anybody found to conduct a “lifestyle … Continue reading

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