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Members

Since 2015, Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation has been working on children’s rights in Hungary through projects combining psychological and social services, child protection and legal knowledge. Hintalovon’s work focuses on violence against children, including protection from sexual exploitation, child safeguarding, child participation, children’s rights to education, and child participation. They provide free legal aid service to child victims, carries out a child safeguarding policy program, and manages an online sexual educational platform called Yelon.hu.

Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation

Contact: Szilvia Gyurkó
Phone: (+36) 30 948 5123
Address: Budapest, Hajnóczy József u. 24. 1, 1122 Hungary
Email: info@hintalovon.hu
Website: www.hintalovon.hu

Resources

ECPAT International and Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation
Hungary – Country Overview

Year: 2021

ECPAT International and Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation
Magyarország – Országjelentés

Year: 2021

Stories

News from Hungary

Indicators

Age of Consent

No

Age of sexual consent is 14 with a close-in-age exemption for peer relationships among children aged 12 and above but below 18

ECO Hungary, 2021

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

Partial

Active and passive extraterritoriality is provided for SEC related crimes without requiring double criminality. Passive extraterritoriality can only lead to criminal proceedings if requested by the Prosecutor General.

Extradition is possible for SEC offences but requires double criminality. Foreign perpetrators with residence in Hungary or Hungarian nationals cannot be extradited. Double criminality does not apply to extradition cases between EU members on the basis of the European Arrest Warrant.

ECO Hungary, 2021

CSAM Definition

No

The national legislation does not provide a definition of CSAM which is in line with international standards.

ECO Hungary, 2021

Background Check Required

Not Yet Assessed

National Commitments

Partial

Hungary has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Hungary has also ratified the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

Hungary has not ratified the OPIC and the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

ECO Hungary, 2021

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Partial

There main police units including SEC in its mandate are the Cybercrime Division of the National Investigation Bureau which has competence over online manifestations of SEC and the the Child and Youth Protection Department of the Budapest Police Headquarters, responsible for investigating SEC in the capital city, often with international links, although its jurisdiction does not cover the whole country. Lastly, 22 specialised human trafficking professionals were appointed at the national police headquarters in 2019 to increase the efficiency of investigations.

ECO Hungary, 2021

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Not Yet Assessed

Public SEC Case Data

No

There is national SEC case data made public by the Unified Investigation and Prosecution Crime Statistics on some SEC-related crimes such as exploitation of children in prostitution, crimes related to child sexual abuse material and child, early and forced marriage. No information was found on whether this data is clearly disaggregated, made available periodically and whether it contains data on offenders and on compensation sought by child victims.

ECO Hungary, 2021

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