null Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Meets President of European Court of Human Rights

On 26 April 2022, President of the European Court of Human Rights Mr. Robert Spano received Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma in his Office in Strasbourg.

During the meeting, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights gave information about the Hungarian legislation related to the refugee crisis, the current situation at the Hungarian–Ukrainian border, the operation of the temporary regional offices and information points set up at Záhony, Beregsurány and the Budapest-based BOK Sports Hall, as well as about the experience of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights so far gained on-site.

The European Court of Human Rights is an international court, which was set up in 1959 in order to oversee the implementation of the Council of Europe’s most important legal instrument, i.e. the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, better known as the European Convention on Human Rights. Since 1998, it has sat as a full-time court. Its President is elected by the plenary Court for a period of 3 years. The current mandate holder is Mr. Robert Spano, who has been President of the Court since 2020.