HUNGARY: Children's rights and the European human rights system

Summary: This report summarises the status of children's rights in Hungary vis-a-vis European human rights mechanisms.

Search CRIN's ratifications table to find regional instruments to which Hungary is a party.

European Court of Human Rights

Hungary is a member of the Council of Europe and subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which issues decisions that are binding on all Council of Europe members. The Court maintains a searchable database of its case law (, and the Council of Europe's Theseus project also offers a database containing Court case law relevant to children's rights (

CRIN's case law database currently contains no decision of the European Court of Human Rights on Hungary. If you are aware of any relevant cases, please contact CRIN at [email protected].

European Committee of Social Rights

Read a country factsheet on Hungary and the European Social Charter:

The case law database of the European Committee of Social Rights can be accessed here

European Union

Hungary is a member of the European Union and is therefore subject to EU directives and other standards pertaining to children's rights. Read more on the EU and children's rights


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