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2012. November 14.
Decision 38/2012 on criminalising people living at public areas permanently
Decision number: Decision 38/2012. (XI. 14.)
Subject of the case:
Annulment of certain provisions of the Act on Contraventions criminalising people living at public areas permanently
Legislative provisions which rendered permanent living in the public space a regulatory offence, which accorded unduly wide legislative powers to local governments to impose fines or even detention on homeless persons, and to define punishable anti-social behaviour, and which empowered local governments to confiscate the property of homeless people, violate the rights and human dignity of the affected persons, as well as the prohibition of discrimination and the principle of legal certainty.