Ombudsman Attends Inauguration Ceremony of New Officers at the National University of Public Service

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the inauguration ceremony of new officers of the Faculty of Law Enforcement at the National University of Public Service in Budapest. During the ceremony held in the Kapisztrán Square located in the Buda Castle district, 102 students took an oath of service in front of a replica of the Holy Crown of Hungary and the historical flags.

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Visits of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights During the State of Danger

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights carried out forty on-site inspections in Hungary during the state of danger that had been ordered on 11 March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Commissioner and His Deputy Visit Tarnabod

On 16 June 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities visited the settlement of Tarnabod in Heves County. The Ombudsman and his Deputy were received by Miklós Vecsei, Vice-President of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, the Prime Minister’s appointee for the coordination of the preparation and implementation of the diagnosis-based catch-up strategy for Roma.

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Dr. Ákos Kozma Visits Children’s Homes in Szolnok

On 4 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the children’s homes operating at the seat of the Child Protection Centre and Territorial Child Protection Service of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County. Acting Director Mrs. Rozália Kozma Mikolyné presented the central institution, where professional activities relating to the preparation and completion of adoptions are performed.

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Ombudsman Inspects Residential Home in Regöly

On 4 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Residential Home of the Tolna County Integrated Social Care Institution in Regöly.

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Visit to “Platánliget” Care Home in Bóly

On 29 May 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid a visit to seat institution of the Baranya County “Platánliget” Care Home in Bóly.

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Ombudsman Visits a Special Home for Children

On 29 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the residential home – temporarily operating in Sellye – of the Szigetvár Special Home for Children of the Child Protection Centre of Baranya County.

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Ombudsman Visits Border Crossing Point at Barcs

On 29 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the border crossing point located between Barcs and Terezino Polje (Trézenföld). The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights surveyed the control of traffic passing through the border, as well as the implementation of the measures taken in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dr. Réka Varga, Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in the online meeting of the legal working group of ENNHRI

Dr. Réka Varga, Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in the online meeting of the legal working group of ENNHRI (European Network of National Human Rights Institutions), where the heads and experts of European national human rights institutions discussed COVID-19 pandemic-related legislation and its fundamental rights aspects, and shared experiences about national human rights institutions’ activities related to the pandemic.

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Ombudsman Visited Aszód Juvenile Reformatory

On 21 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Aszód Juvenile Reformatory, Primary School, Vocational School and Special School of the Ministry of Human Capacities. During the visit, Director Péter Puskás presented the institution, which provides correctional education and care for 103 boys.

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Visit to the Heves County “Harmónia” United Social Care Institution

On 21 May 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid a visit to the Heves County “Harmónia” United Social Care Institution. Dr. Ákos Kozma inspected the implementation of the healthcare measures taken in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the living conditions of the persons in care, and the compliance of the institution with its obligations.

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Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Visited Border Crossing Station at Rajka

On 20 May 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the border crossing point located between Rajka and Čunovo (Dunacsún). The Ombudsman inspected the control of traffic passing through the border, as well as the implementation of the healthcare measures taken in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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