Case Brief: CRPD (Communication No. 1/2010, CRPD/C/9/D/1/2010): Access to Banking Services – Nyusti and Takacs v Hungary

The issue was whether Hungary had taken appropriate measures to ensure that visually impaired persons could access banking services offered by a private financial institution. The Committee found that Hungary violated Article 9(2)(b) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the recommendations is that Hungary establishes “minimum standards for the accessibility of banking services provided by private financial institutions for persons with visual and other types of disability by creating a legislative framework with ‘concrete, enforceable and time-bound benchmarks’ to monitor and assess the progress toward making banking services fully accessible to persons with disabilities”.

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