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20 April 2011, Budapest (Hungary). On Monday the Hungarian parliament voted into law a new Constitution. A total of 262 members of parliament voted in favour, 44 against and one abstained. Only members of the ruling Fidesz party voted in favour, utilising its two thirds super-majority to drive through the new law.

MDAC will facilitate a constructive dialogue on ”Disability Rights in Rhetoric and Reality: Bringing the Hungarian EU Presidency Home”, from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday 20 April in the London Room, Hotel Mercure Metropol, Rákóczi út 58, Budapest.

12 April 2011, Geneva (Switzerland) and Budapest (Hungary). At the United Nations in Geneva today, MDAC launched a 60-page publication entitled, “Building the Architecture for Change: Guidelines on Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).”

On Tuesday next week MDAC will hold a side event within the 5th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva. MDAC's report on the implementation of Article 33 of the CRPD will be launched and panel discussion will also take place.


Read the invitation here.


NGOs in Hungary have produced a shadow report which looks in detail at the level of CRPD implementation in the country. The 254-page report entitled ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities or Disabling Rights?’ was launched at a public event in Budapest, Hungary, on 10 August 2010.
 
The report contains recommendations to the Hungarian government, including
 
Providing supported decision-making for the approximately 80,000 people under guardianship;
1 September 2010, UN Headquarters, New York. MDAC is delighted to announce that Gábor Gombos, MDAC’s Senior Advocacy Officer, has been elected to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The election took place today at the annual Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at UN headquarters in New York. Gábor’s term starts on 1 January 2011.
 
Gombos Gábort, az MDAC munkatársát, megválasztották a  Fogyatékossággal Élő Személyek Bizottságának tagjává
 
2010 Szeptember 1., ENSZ székház, New York. Az MDAC örömmel jelentheti be, hogy Gombos Gábort, az MDAC Érdekvédelmi Főmunkatársát megválasztották az ENSZ Fogyatékossággal Élő Személyek Bizottságába. A választásra tegnap került sor a Fogyatékossággal Élő Személyek Jogairól szóló ENSZ egyezmény tagállamainak éves konferenciáján az ENSZ new york-i székházában. Gombos Gábor megbízatása 2011 január 1-én kezdődik.
 

12 August 2010, Budapest (Hungary) and Sofia (Bulgaria). In a decision dated 29 June 2010, the European Court of Human Rights declared the application of Rusi Stanev v. Bulgaria (application no. 36760/06) admissible. The Fifth Section of the Court, in a procedure reserved for cases that raise issues of great importance, relinquished the case to the Grand Chamber for judgment on the merits. Mr.

MDAC has recently moved offices and is now based in:


Hercegprímás utca 11

H-1054 Budapest

Hungary.


Our phone and fax numbers remain the same. Unfortunately, as a result of the move, we had no access to internet, emails and telephone between 18 July and 4 August and have not received any incoming messages which were sent during that time. We kindly ask all messages to be re-sent and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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