Open letter to EU’s Fundemantal Rights Agency

Joint letter by Amnesty International Hungary, Budapest Pride, Háttér Society and Labrisz Lesbian Association

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, wish to express our appreciation for FRA’s efforts
in mapping and understanding the child protection systems across the Member States. However,
we write to you with deep concern regarding the recently published report on Hungary.

Specifically, we find it troubling that the report characterizes certain amendments introduced by Act
LXXIX of 2021 on stricter actions against pedophile offenders (hereinafter: Anti-LGBTQI law) as
‘promising practices’. This characterization fails to reflect on and acknowledge the detrimental
impact the law has and disregards the united stance of the European Union and civil society
against it.