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Feb 12, 2020

Justice ministry calls on opposition to stop misguiding public over Hungary’s ratification of Istanbul Convention

The government does not support the ratification of the Istanbul Convention deeming some of its provisions incompatible with Hungary’s migration policy.

The justice ministry has called on opposition parties to stop “the deliberate and perpetual misguidance” of the Hungarian public over Hungary’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

The government does not support the ratification of the Istanbul Convention deeming some of its provisions incompatible with Hungary’s migration policy. Nor does the government want to incorporate the concept of gender and gender ideology into Hungarian law.

In recent years, the Council of Europe’s rights commissioner and EP delegations urged Hungarian authorities to ratify the CoE’s 2011 convention on preventing and combating violence against women. Hungary was among the 43 states to sign the convention, in 2014.

According to MTI, the Hungarian government has designed a package of measures and is consistently drafting laws under its policy of zero tolerance for domestic violence and violence against women.

The justice ministry has established a comprehensive network of victim protection institutions and operates 300 protected homes with civil partners across the country.

“The justice ministry has dedicated 2020 to victim support. Related projects include doubling victim support center capacity to have a network covering the entire country,” the statement said.