Delegation of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rigts at the Geneva Forum of the Economic Commission for Europe (March 21-22, 2019)

On behalf of the Hungarian Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights as a National Human Rights Institution, Anna Martinez-Zemplén attended the Geneva-based regional forum of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, which was aimed at creating an opportunity for a direct, personal exchange of experience and best practices related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, as well as the discussion of challenges.

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights hosts the monitoring delegation of the organs of the Council of Europe

On 19 March 2019, László Székely, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights received in his office the delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on its monitoring visit to Hungary.

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Welcomes Participants of Transzfeszt Cultural Festival in Letter (29–31 March 2019)

As Commissioner for Fundamental Rights László Székely explained in his letter, gender identity is an organic part of the diverse human personality: an unalterable core property on the basis of which no one should be discriminated against. The expression and acceptance of gender identity is a fundamental human right.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations committed themselves to putting an end to poverty, combating climate change and fighting against injustice at a UN summit meeting in New York. This is why the new, historic global development program, which set the goal of eradicating poverty and building a sustainable future until 2030, was unanimously accepted at this summit.

Visit of the Serbian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia and his colleagues were received by Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay and Secretary General of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Miklós Garamvári, on behalf of the Hungarian Commissioner of Fundamental Rights.

CPT Delegation at the Ombudsman’s Office

At the beginning its 20-day inspection visit to Hungary, the delegation of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) (Council of Europe) met with the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his colleagues on 19 November, 2018.

Meeting of the Slovenian and Hungarian National Preventive Mechanisms

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights László Székely, who fulfills the role of the Hungarian National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and his Slovenian partner, Slovenian Deputy Ombudsman Ivan Šelih, fulfilling the responsibilities of the Slovenian NPM, as well as NPM representative Robert Gačnik paid a visit to the Zala County Remand Prison on November 13-14, 2018, where they met with acting Prison Commander Colonel István András Fülöp, and Lieutenant-Colonel Szabolcs Porubszky.

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Position Statement on "Child Mental Health in Europe"

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) Position Statement on “Child Mental Health in Europe” Adopted at the 22nd ENOC General Assembly, 21st September 2018, Paris