Visit of the Serbian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia and his colleagues were received by Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay and Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Miklós Garamvári, on behalf of the Hungarian Commissioner of Fundamental Rights.

CPT Delegation at the Ombudsman’s Office

At the beginning its 20-day inspection visit to Hungary, the delegation of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) (Council of Europe) met with the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his colleagues on 19 November, 2018.

Meeting of the Slovenian and Hungarian National Preventive Mechanisms

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights László Székely, who fulfills the role of the Hungarian National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and his Slovenian partner, Slovenian Deputy Ombudsman Ivan Šelih, fulfilling the responsibilities of the Slovenian NPM, as well as NPM representative Robert Gačnik paid a visit to the Zala County Remand Prison on November 13-14, 2018, where they met with acting Prison Commander Colonel István András Fülöp, and Lieutenant-Colonel Szabolcs Porubszky.

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Position Statement on "Child Mental Health in Europe"

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Position Statement on “Child Mental Health in Europe” Adopted at the 22nd ENOC General Assembly, 21st September 2018, Paris

Delegation from the Kiev University of Law

On September 17, a delegation from the Ukraine paid a visit to our Office as part of the cooperation between the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and the Kiev University of Law.

Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights László Székely, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, as well as Deputy Commissioner for Future Generations Gyula Bándi presented the 2018 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award to three persons on the anniversary of the establishment of the Ombudsman institution. The awards were received by Lajos VÉKÁS, professor of law, Vice President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Éva MAYER, journalist, editor-in-chief of the journal for national minorities entitled Barátság, as well as Sándor KEREKES, professor of environmental economics, lecturer of the Corvinus University of Budapest and the University of Kaposvár.

ENNHRI Statement on the Role of NHRIs to Promote and Protect the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in (Post) Conflict

Reaffirming • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, marking its 70th anniversary, and all international and regional human rights standards; and recalling that human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and mutually reinforcing

Survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Persisting widespread discrimination, intolerance and hatred across the EU threatens to marginalise and alienate many minority group members who otherwise feel largely attached to the country they live in and trust its institutions. These findings emerge from a major repeat survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Activities of the child protection expert at the Ombudsman’s Office honored

The achievements of Senior Legal Advisor Dr. Zsuzsanna Győrffy in the area of child protection were honored by the Ministry of Human Capacities by a memorial certificate and a plaque. The slogan of the document awarded on the twentieth anniversary of the enactment of the Child Protection Act, on occasion of the Social Work Day, is “A Chance for a Lifetime”, which expresses the importance of the activities of the experts working in the field of child protection, in safeguarding and respecting children’s rights.

Reception of the Delegation of OHCHR at the Office

On October 25, 2017, Director Peggy Hicks and Deputy Regional Representative for Europe Paul D’Auchamp from the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) paid a visit to the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights.