CPT delegation visiting the Ombudsman

Oct 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Oct 21, 2015 11:00 AM

CPT delegation visiting the Ombudsman

The delegation of Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) explained its visit to Hungary with the country's current, peculiar refugee situation. The delegation examined the conditions of detention of foreign nationals undergoing alien policing or criminal proceedings, or being in asylum detention.

During their consultation with Ombudsman László Székely, held in the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, members of the delegation inquired about, inter alia, the ombudsman's possibilities in tackling migration-related problems, the effects of the new legal regulations deriving from the amendment of the Criminal Code in September, the enforcement of the rights of people deprived of their liberty and the ways they can turn to the Ombudsman. The meeting provided an opportunity to give an overview to the delegation of the activities, visits to places of detention and experiences of the National Preventive Mechanism, whose tasks, as of January 1, 2015, are carried out by the Ombudsman.

You may find an English language summary of the CPT delegation to Hungary at For further information on this organization in Hungarian, please visit



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