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On 28 May, Hungary’s President signed a new law of which Article 33 bans legal gender recognition for transgender and intersex people in violation of their human rights. Parliament had adopted it on 19 May. Hungary’s Commissioner for Fundamental Rights must now urgently stop this law by requesting a review by the Constitutional Court. If the Commissioner fails to act quickly, the ban will be a flagrant attack on transgender and intersex people’s rights.
The provisions breach Hungary’s obligations under international human rights law and violate Articles II, VI (1) and XV (2) of the Fundamental Law of Hungary. Besides violating the human rights of transgender and intersex people, this law will lead to further discrimination and increase the risk of attacks and hate crimes against transgender and intersex people.