On 11 March 2022, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the reception point at Fehérgyarmat, accompanied by Police Colonel Zsolt Harhai, Director of the North Great Plain Regional Directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.
On 10 March 2022, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma held an online discussion with Scotland’s Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) Ms. Michelle Macleod on the issue of the situation of people coming to Hungary, fleeing the war in Ukraine.
On 8 March 2022, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma delivered a talk at the 555th Meeting of the 26th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities monitoring the international implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
With a view to providing direct support to people fleeing the war in Ukraine, the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has opened a temporary regional office at the Záhony railway station today. The staff members of the OCFR, which is a National Human Rights Institution accredited by the UN, will provide administrative assistance and legal counselling to the persons turning to them, and they will also contribute to the humanitarian relief efforts.
On 3 March 2022, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma held an online meeting with Dr. Andreas Pottakis, Greek Ombudsman and European Regional President of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), about the situation of the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.