Hungary’s about turn on domestic violence

Hungary’s about turn on domestic violence

The Hungarian parliament has changed course on a bill that introduces domestic violence to the Hungarian penal code.

A citizen led proposal, that domestic violence be criminalised with specific legislation, found resistance from members of parliament who instead suggested that in light of the declining birth rate, women should bear children first and worry about freeing themselves later.

The Hungarian parliament deemed discussion about the new legislation so trivial that they held their ta...

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