Dr. Ákos Kozma, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities received Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in their Office on 27 August 2021.
On 26 August 2021, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma gave a talk on the rights of children in public education entitled “…Because Rights and Obligations Are Two Sides of a Coin…” at the Heart of Jesus Church (Jézus Szíve templom) in Mezőkövesd.
By his measures, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights established the conditions of exemplary operation and compliant task performance, therefore the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the legal successor taking over the tasks of the Equal Treatment Authority, can guarantee the satisfaction of the requirement of equal treatment more efficiently. In the new organisational context, the situation of public finances significantly improved, and the measures taken in order to reorganise the Equal Treatment Authority were justified, which fact is also supported by the deficiencies uncovered during the audit carried out by the State Audit Office for the period of 2017–2019.
At 8.00 a.m. on 20 August 2021, on the occasion of the public holiday commemorating the foundation of the Hungarian State, the national flag of Hungary was ceremonially hoisted with military honours by the National Home Defence Ceremonial Regiment at Kossuth Lajos Square in front of the building of the Hungarian Parliament.
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights attended the Kossuth and Széchenyi State Awards, as well as the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic awards ceremony at the Dome Hall of the House of the Hungarian Parliament on 20 August 2021.