On November 14, 2013 the General Assembly of Budapest passed a local law that designated the majority of Budapest as an area where engaging in “habitual residence in public space” is an infraction punishable by community work, fine and ultimately jail. In this way, street homelessness has become criminalized in the capital of Hungary along with several major cities that have passed similar local laws in the past few weeks. The City is for All has made a video with English subtitles about the areas designated in Budapest as homeless-free zones.
Please watch the video and share it as widely as possible to raise awareness about the disastrous developments in Hungary regarding homelessness.
For more information on the criminalization of homelessness in Hungary, please visit our blog.