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TOP COURT EXPECTED TO RULE ON GYÖNGYÖSPATA CASE IN MID-APRIL

 

Hungary’s supreme court, the Kúria, is expected to rule ahead of schedule on the outcome of a lawsuit brought against the local government by plaintiffs in the Gyöngyöspata school segregation case. The Kúria said an open hearing will be held mid-April. The Debrecen Appeal Court in September 2019 ruled that Roma children in Gyöngyöspata, a village in north Hungary, were segregated unlawfully at school and their right to equal treatment was violated. The court required the local authority and the school district to pay compensation of 100 million forints (EUR 297.700) to the children’s families for each year spent in segregation. The local authority and the school district asked the Kúria to review the binding ruling last year.