Join Statement of Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Ombudsman for Future Generations on International Landscape Day
On the occasion of the 2020 International Landscape Day, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr Ákos Kozma and Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr Gyula Bándi call the attention of decision-makers and society as a whole to the key significance of the condition of landscapes, with special regard to their role in harmonizing the natural and built values of the human environment, as well as the cultural assets and elements of community identity. Landscapes are a part of the common heritage of the nation, so their protection and preservation for future generations are the obligation of the state and every citizen pursuant to the Fundamental Law of Hungary. This is why landscape protection criteria are to be enforced in an integrated way during decision-making, thus ensuring the long-term protection of the “man-made and natural assets of the Carpathian Basin”.
On 19 October 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an official visit to the Somogy County Police Headquarters. Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma was received by Chief of County Police Colonel Gábor Molnár who informed Dr. Kozma about the operation of the Somogy County Police Headquarters and the health measures taken in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
On 19 October 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma visited two schools in Somogy County, where he continued to monitor the activity of school guards.
On 16 October 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an official visit to Stromfeld Aurél Technology School of the Nógrád County Vocational Training Centre in Salgótarján, where he was received by Headmaster János Bozó.
On 16 October 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Nógrád County Police Headquarters. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights was received by Brigadier General, Chief Police Counsellor dr. Gabriella Somssich, Head of the Nógrád County Police Headquarters.
Dr. Ákos Kozma Gives Talk at European Association for Education Law and Policy International Conference
The European Association for Education Law and Policy held its 133rd international conference on education on 16 October 2020. The main topics of the conference included school conflict management and how the individual countries managed to tackle the challenges posed by digital education introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Has Also Contributed to the UN Human Rights Council Social Forum
The UN Human Rights Council held its Social Forum on the 8th and 9th of October, which this year focused on the theme of combatting poverty and inequalities. To enrich this interactive dialogue and to share the experience of the Hungarian national human rights institution, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma also participated in the Forum via a video message (with regard to the restrictions due to the pandemic).
On 25 September 2020, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma and his staff members conducted an on-site inspection at the Police Departments in Tamási and Fonyód in the framework of the OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism (NPM).
On 25 September 2020, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Vas County Directorate for Disaster Management, as well as to two offices and professional fire brigades of the directorate in Körmend and Szombathely.
Ombudsman Attends Presentation of the Sustainable Future Park Knowledge Centre of the International Children’s Safety Service in Fót
On 24 September 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the presentation of the Sustainable Future Park of the International Children's Safety Service in Fót.
On 23 September 2020, Police Lieutenant-General, Chief Counsel of Police and National Chief of Police Dr. János Balogh received Dr. Ákos Kozma at the National Police Headquarters in Teve Street. During the visit, the National Chief of Police and his deputies informed the Ombudsman about the school guard system that started its operation on 1 September 2020.
On 22 September 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the inauguration ceremony of the Kis-Balaton Visitor Centre in Keszthely-Fenékpuszta. At the opening ceremony, speeches were delivered – among others – by Deputy Prime Minister responsible for National Policy, Church Affairs and Nationalities Zsolt Semjén and Minister of Agriculture István Nagy.