The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights travelled to Moscow where he participated in the conference organised by the High Commissioner for Human Rights In the Russian Federation and the Russian Scientific Educational Human Rights Centre

On 17 December 2019, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Moscow where he participated in the international conference entitled “Human rights protection in Eurasia: exchange of best practices of ombudsmen” at the invitation of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Nikolayevna Moskalkova.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an introductory visit to the Austrian Ombudsman Board in Vienna

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma and Secretary General Dr. Réka Varga travelled to Vienna on 2 December 2019, where President of the Austrian Ombudsman Board and Secretary General of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Werner Amon and Member of the Austrian Ombudsman Board Walter Rosenkranz welcomed them in the headquarters of the Board.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in an international conference organised on the occasion of the human righs Day in Cyprus

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM) and the Ombudsman of Cyprus organised an international conference entitled “The Venice Principles in Strengthening the Ombudsman Institution” on 10 December 2019 in Nicosia. Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma also participated in the consultation.

“The protection and enforcement of children’s rights should be a national minimum” – the message of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights on the occasion of the World Children’s Rights Day

“One of the main messages of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child – celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – that the consensus, the national minimum for the protection of children’s rights must be found and can be found”, highlighted Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma on the World Children’s Rights Day. The twentieth of November 2019 has been the Commissioner’s most exciting working day so far: first, he welcomed the Young Ambassadors of the UNICEF in his Office, and in the afternoon he attended a UNICEF event entitled “Children’s Voice”.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and His Deputies Presented the 2019 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards

On 9 December 2019, the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights hosted the 2019 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards Ceremony in the Saint John Paul II Hall of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Pázmány Péter University.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Attends the General Assembly of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions in Brussels

The General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) were held in Brussels on 13-14 November 2019.

National and international protection of the nationalities (national minorities) living in Hungary– 2013-2019

Synergies of national and international law in the protection of national minorities – Activities of the ombudsman for minority rights of Hungary in the framework of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary

Henry Wheaton Prize Awarded to Our Colleague, Katalin Sulyok

Katalin Sulyok has been honoured with the prestigious Henry Wheaton Prize of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International), which is awarded by an international jury to the most outstanding PhD dissertation written on international environmental law in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish.

Visit of Student Delegation from Kiev University of Law

On 17 September 2019, a delegation from 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.

Meeting of the Ombudsmen of the Visegrád (V4) Countries

The Ombudsmen of the V4 (Visegrád) countries have met on an annual basis since 2004, in order to share the experience of the previous year, to discuss their achievements and the challenges posed by their activities, as well as their work conditions. The topics of the meetings are defined by the commissioner acting as the host of the annual event, thus the special features of his or her own practices are reflected in this choice. The Slovakian commissioner recommended the topics of educational segregation, child protection systems, homelessness and the right to housing, as well as damage caused in administrative authority as the agenda points of this year’s meeting.