Hungary: Human Rights Watch Report on Domestic Violence

Human Rights Watch released the report, Unless Blood Flows. The report is an evaluation of Hungary’s failure to protect victims from domestic violence. Specifically, the report describes inadequate police response; failure to prosecute and punish perpetrators; and lack of shelter spaces, services and support for victims. The report concludes that although Hungary has recently adopted a provision in its criminal code specifically criminalizing domestic violence, it is failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law to comprehensively address the extensive problem of domestic violence.