Demonstrations (case comment): Budaházy v Hungary (application No.41479/10)

Ben Hudson

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Subject: Criminal procedure . Other related subjects: Human rights.

Keywords: Anti-social behaviour; Convictions; Demonstrations; Freedom of assembly and association; Hungary; Necessary in democratic society; Obstruction of highway;

Abstract: Considers the ECtHR judgment in Budahazy v Hungary (41479/10) on whether the convictions of the applicant for disorderly conduct and disruption of public works, after he led a number of unauthorised political demonstrations that blocked sections of the public highway in Budapest and resisted police interventions, had breached his rights under ECHR art.11(2) or had been necessary in a democratic society.

Legislation Cited:
European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.11

Cases cited:
Budahazy v Hungary (41479/10) unreported 15 December 2015 (ECHR)
Molnar v Hungary (10346/05) unreported 7 October 2008 (ECHR)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Human Rights Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Criminal Procedure
  • Human Rights
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Convictions
  • Demonstrations
  • Freedom of Assembly and Association
  • Hungary
  • Necessary in Democratic Society
  • Obstruction of Highway


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