National Assembly Hears Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma’s Report on His Activities in 2020

At the sitting of the National Assembly held on 8 June 2021, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma reported on the activities of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his Deputies in 2020. The parliamentary discussion of the report was also attended by Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay and Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr. Gyula Bándi.

At the joint general debate of the National Assembly, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights outlined in his afterword that the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights had issued as many as 102 reports in 2020, which is almost double of the 57 reports issued in 2019. In 2020, the Office administered a total of 7,190 cases, which represented a considerable increase as compared to the number of cases received by the Office in 2019, i.e. 5,693. Nearly a quarter of the closed cases, i.e. 800 complaints in total dealt with issues relating to the rights of the child, the rights of persons with disabilities and the rights of the most vulnerable social groups.

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