On 31 August 2021, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights attended the special executive meeting of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (OIF) held on the occasion of the handover ceremony of the direction of the institution.
OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Received by Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary and Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities
Dr. Ákos Kozma, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities received Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in their Office on 27 August 2021.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Gives Talk at School Year Opening Ceremony of Archdiocese of Eger
On 26 August 2021, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma gave a talk on the rights of children in public education entitled “…Because Rights and Obligations Are Two Sides of a Coin…” at the Heart of Jesus Church (Jézus Szíve templom) in Mezőkövesd.
By his measures, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights established the conditions of exemplary operation and compliant task performance, therefore the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the legal successor taking over the tasks of the Equal Treatment Authority, can guarantee the satisfaction of the requirement of equal treatment more efficiently. In the new organisational context, the situation of public finances significantly improved, and the measures taken in order to reorganise the Equal Treatment Authority were justified, which fact is also supported by the deficiencies uncovered during the audit carried out by the State Audit Office for the period of 2017–2019.
Dr. Ákos Kozma Takes Part in Online Discussion with High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation
On 25 August 2021, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma attended an online meeting with High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Nikolayevna Moskalkova.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Attends State and Religious Ceremonies Organised for the State Foundation Day of Hungary
At 8.00 a.m. on 20 August 2021, on the occasion of the public holiday commemorating the foundation of the Hungarian State, the national flag of Hungary was ceremonially hoisted with military honours by the National Home Defence Ceremonial Regiment at Kossuth Lajos Square in front of the building of the Hungarian Parliament.
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights attended the Kossuth and Széchenyi State Awards, as well as the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic awards ceremony at the Dome Hall of the House of the Hungarian Parliament on 20 August 2021.
On 5 August 2021, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid a visit to the Assisted Living Centre for the Elderly of the “Gondoskodás” Social Care Centre of Győr-Moson-Sopron County in Csáfordjánosfa. The Ombudsman was received by Mária Németh Szabóné, Head of Institution.
On 5 August 2021, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Special Home for Children of the Child Protection Centre, Territorial Child Protection Service and Primary School of Komárom-Esztergom County.
In the framework of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), the Ombudsman paid a visit to the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Prison on 29 July 2021, where he was received by Prison Major General, Prison Senior Counsellor János Schmehl, Deputy Commander for Security and Incarceration of the Hungarian Prison Service Headquarters and Prison Colonel, Prison Counsellor, acting commander of the institution József Kárdási.
Visit at the North Great Plain Regional Directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Debrecen Headquarters of the North Great Plain Regional Directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing on 29 July 2021, where he was received by Police Colonel, Head of the Directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing Dr. Szilvia Konyhás and Police Colonel, head of the institution Zsolt Harhai.
On 29 July 2021, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Hajdú-Bihar County Police Headquarters, where he was received by Police Brigadier General, Senior Police Counsellor, Honorary Associate Professor, County Police Chief Dr. József Gyurosovics and Police Colonel, Senior Police Counsellor, Deputy Police Chief for Crime Zoltán Sebestyén.