The general comment primarily focuses on the issues related to teaching the history of the Roma nationality, which is a special one in several aspects.The primary purpose of issuing this general comment is to present to the Hungarian professional public Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)2 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which provides guidance and concrete solutions for integrating Roma history and culture into school curricula and materials.
Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Nationalities in Hungary, issued on 14 April 2020 her General Comment No. 2/2020. on the issues related to nationality law concerning the preparation and implementation of the 2021 census.
In addition to the Hungarian and universal values of Roma culture and the opportunities opened for the future generations, Minority Ombudsman Professor Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay pointed out on the occasion of the International Roma Day that during the coronavirus pandemic, deprived Roma families, living in difficult conditions in some regions of Hungary, face extreme challenges and need help regardless of the current emergency situation.