The 83rd session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is held by the United Nations Organization between 20 January 2020 and 7 February 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of this, the reporting of Hungary to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child took place on 22-23 January. The experts of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights also took part in this dialog as observers.
On 22 January 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Brno where he carried out negotiations with Public Defender of Rights Anna Šabatová and Deputy of the Public Defender of Rights Monika Šimůnková.
On 21 January 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Bratislava where he met Ombudswoman Mária Patakyová, Secretary General Marián Török and Adviser for internal and foreign relations Júlia Šebová in the Office of the Public Defender of Rights of Slovakia.
The work entitled “Thirty/30 – Anniversary volume of the ombudsman in honour of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”, published by the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, pays tribute to the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations in 1989, which had its 30-year anniversary last year. In the title of the volume, the second “thirty” refers to the fact that the main part of the text encompasses the presentation of a considerable number – altogether 30 – of the ombudsman’s reports which has been published in the recent period in the field of children’s rights.
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.
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.