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Hungarian Civil Liberties Union

Budapest, Hungary
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Hungary
Focus: Access to Information, Education, Family, Governance, Health, Other

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) is the leading human rights advocacy NGO in Hungary for over two decades. The HCLU monitors legislation, pursues strategic litigation, conducts public education and launches awareness raising media campaigns. Our lawyers provide free legal aid service in about 2000 cases per year and this number is increasing. The HCLU, with headquarters in Budapest, litigates across the country and all the way to the Hungarian Supreme Court. The HCLU’s activities cover two major areas: the protection of civil liberties and the safeguarding equality for the most disadvantaged groups.

People Associated With This Organization

Stefania Kapronczay

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
Joined July 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Education, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health
Stefánia Kapronczay currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (since July, 2013). The HCLU is currently looking to further strengthening its empowerment and public education activities. Kapronczay graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law at ELTE as lawyer, also completed a five-year master program in sociology in 2010. Kapronczay started working at the HCLU in 2005 and she was the Head of the Patients’ Rights Program from March 2008 to August 2012. As program director Kapronczay lead HCLU's effort to stop restrictions on reproductive rights, criminalization of homelessness and foster the rights of persons with disabilities. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was a scholar at Stanford University, attending courses on human rights and public interest work and graduating as Master of the Science of Law. Stefania wrote her dissertation on the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities. She was elected as the co-chair of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations in May, 2014. Stefania is an honorary member to The City For All, grassroots organization of homeless people, member to the advisory board of the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies.
Stefania Kapronczay is the network champion (main point of contact) for Hungarian Civil Liberties Union.

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