Interview about the situation in Hungary with cultural anthropologist Rita Beres-Deák

Interview about the situation in Hungary with cultural anthropologist Rita Beres-Deák

Author: Michal Pitoňák Link to a version published in the Czech language Photographs: Budapest Pride with permission given to Rita Béres-Deák Hello Rita, we know each other from various occasions and conferences where we met, your research in Hungary has reached a wider international audience, can you just briefly introduce yourself and let us know…

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Situation of LGBT+ people in Poland, October 2020

Situation of LGBT+ people in Poland, October 2020

Author: Jade MacEwan Fifty ambassadors from various countries around the globe, as well as representatives of international organisations, recently signed a letter expressing their support for LGBT+ people in Poland. It was published as an open letter on 27 September and presented by the Belgian, Danish and UK ambassadors to the organisers of the Polish…

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Can The EU Protect Human Rights and Democratic Values in its Member States by Means of Financial Sanctions?

Can The EU Protect Human Rights and Democratic Values in its Member States by Means of Financial Sanctions?

Author: Jade MacEwan The European Union’s Equality Commissioner, Helena Dalli, announced on 28 July that six Polish cities had been refused grants under a twinning programme due to their anti-LGBT+ rights stance. The six cities had adopted resolutions declaring themselves to be “LGBT-free zones” or “zones free of LGBT+ ideology”, or had adopted so-called “family…

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