Hungarian parliament passes seventh constitutional amendment: banning homelessness
Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a government-initiated constitutional amendment on “the preservation of Hungary’s Christian culture”, the creation of an administrative high court and on banning homelessness.
The amendment also declares the protection of Hungary’s constitutional identity as a duty of the state. It also states that foreign nationals cannot be resettled in Hungary.
The amendment also includes the protection of the home and the protection of private life, stating that “people must not be bothered in their homes”.
The amendment requiring a two-thirds majority was passed with 159 votes in favour and 5 against.
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party has said on 13 July, it wants the government to consider inserting a provision into the current round of changes to the constitution that would create the legal conditions for banning people from living in public spaces given that everyone without a home is guaranteed shelter. Read more HERE.