Dr. Réka Varga, Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary became a member of the Management Board of the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

Dr. Réka Varga, Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary became a member of the Management Board of the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The Vienna-based agency was established in 2007. It is the independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights in the EU and provides independent, evidence-based advice to EU and national decision makers, thereby helping to make debates, policies and legislation on fundamental rights better informed and targeted.

Visit to the Szeged Strict and Medium Regime Prison

On 15 May 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Szeged Strict and Medium Regime Prison.

Ombudsman Visits Border Crossing Station at Röszke

On 15 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma visited the motorway border crossing point located between Röszke and Horgoš. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights surveyed the control of traffic passing through the border, as well as the implementation of healthcare measures adopted in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ombudsman Visits Szombathely National Prison

On 13 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the highest capacity prison establishment of the country, also one of the most modern ones in Hungary.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Visited the Sopronkőhida Strict and Medium Regime Prison

On 13 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Sopronkőhida Strict and Medium Regime Prison. Accompanied by Director General of the Hungarian Prison Service Headquarters Major General Dr. Tamás Tóth and acting Prison Commander Colonel István András Fülöp, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights inspected the prison establishment, which has a capacity to house 433 persons. During the visit, the presentation of the preventive measures adopted in connection with the coronavirus pandemic was given high priority.

Ombudsman Visited Polgárdi-Tekerespuszta Social Care Home

On 7 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Polgárdi-Tekerespuszta unit of the Fejér County Integrated Care Centre (FMISZI).

Visit to the Martonvásár Police Station of the Gárdony Police Department

On 7 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Martonvásár Police Station of the Gárdony Police Department, where the head of the Gárdony Police Department, Colonel Dr. János Sági and the head of the Martonvásár Police Station, Lieutenant-Colonel Ákos Kratancsik showed the Ombudsman around.

Ombudsman Visited Szerep-Hosszúhát Social Care Homes

On 6 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Szerep-Hosszúhát Human Services Centres of the Debrecen Social Services Centre (DSZSZK), where he was received by the head of the institutions, Mrs. Bodnár-Rácz Erika.

Visit to Care Home in Komádi

On 6 May 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid a visit to the Komádi Human Services Centre of the Bihar United Social Institution (BESZI). Dr. Ákos Kozma was received by the head of the institution, Mrs. Mihályné Varga and the head of this unit, Mrs. Andrea Nagy-Tarsoly at the 184-bed residential home.

Ombudsman Visited Csanádpalota and Nagylak Border Crossing Points

On 6 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Csanádpalota and Nagylak border crossing points. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights inspected the control of traffic passing through the border, as well as the implementation of the healthcare measures adopted in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ombudsman Inquires Ex Officio into the Csongrád County Secondary School Admission Procedure

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights launched a procedure and asked the competent ministry for information about the decisions of the education district regarding the grammar school admission process in Csongrád County. Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma wishes to find out how well-founded the earlier information on this matter has been, and whether the violation of the right of the affected students to education could have been the case.

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Visited Nagykanizsa Juvenile Reformatory

On 29 April 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Nagykanizsa Juvenile Reformatory of the Ministry of Human Capacities. During his on-site inspection, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights reviewed the measures taken by the institution for the prevention of the coronavirus pandemic, the rooms used for community and individual activities, as well as for providing medical services, and he also conducted interviews with the detainees and their education officers.