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Criminal Code of the Republic of Hungary (2012) (excerpts)

Act C of 2012 on the Criminal Code

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Domestic Violence

Section 212/A

(1) Any person who, on a regular basis:

a) seriously violates human dignity or is engaged in any degrading and violent conduct,

b) misappropriates or conceals any assets from conjugal or common property, and thus causing serious deprivation, against the parent of his/her child, or against a family member, former spouse or domestic partner living in the same household or dwelling at the time of commission or previously, against his/her conservator, person under conservatorship, guardian or person under guardianship is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding two years, insofar as the act did not result in a more serious criminal offense.

(2) Any person who commits:

a) battery under Subsection (2) of Section 164 or slander under Subsection (2) of Section 227 against a person defined in Subsection (1) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years;

b) battery under Subsections (3) and (4) of Section 164, or violation of personal freedom or duress under Subsection (1) of Section 194 against a person defined in Subsection (1) is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment between one to five years.

(3) Banishment may also be imposed against persons found guilty of domestic violence.

(4) The perpetrator of the criminal offense defined in Subsection (1) shall only be prosecuted upon private motion.

 

Harassment

Section 222

(1) Any person who engages in conduct intended to intimidate another person, to disturb the privacy of or to upset, or cause emotional distress to another person arbitrarily, or who is engaged in the pestering of another person on a regular basis, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding one year, insofar as the act did not result in a more serious criminal offense.

(2) Any person who, for the purpose of intimidation:

a) conveys the threat of force or public endangerment intended to inflict harm upon another person, or upon a relative of this person, or

b) giving the impression that any threat to the life, physical integrity or health of another person is imminent, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment not exceeding two years.

(3) Any person who commits the act of harassment:

a) against his/her spouse or former spouse, or against his/her domestic partner or former domestic partner,

b) against a person under his/her care, custody, supervision or treatment, or

c) if abuse is made of a recognized position of trust, authority or influence over the victim, shall be punishable by imprisonment not exceeding two years in the case provided for in Subsection (1), or by imprisonment not exceeding three years for a felony in the case provided for in Subsection (2). 

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Definitions

Section 459 

14. ‘family member’ shall mean:

a) next of kin and his spouse or domestic partner,

b) adoptive and foster parents (including resident stepparents), adopted and foster children (including resident stepchildren),

c) siblings, spouses or registered partners of siblings,

d) spouses and domestic partners,

e) next of kin and siblings of spouses and domestic partners;

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