null Dr. Ákos Kozma Grants Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award to IOI President

On 14 September 2022, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary Dr. Ákos Kozma granted the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award to the President of the International Ombudsman Institute, i.e. IOI Mr. Chris Field in an official ceremony.

This was the IOI President’s first official visit to Hungary. He was provided information on the operation of the regional offices of AJBH, he gained first-hand information on the direct legal and humanitarian support provided to the persons fleeing the war in Ukraine by the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary, among others, at the Beregsurány and Záhony ombudsman information points. He held coordination talks, among others, with the President of the Constitutional Court, as well as the heads of the police forces, aliens policing and prison services.

This award, founded by the Ombudsmen in 2007, is granted for outstanding accomplishment, professional activities or career to those who have achieved or contributed to the achievement of extraordinary, exemplary results in the field of protecting fundamental rights, in particular the rights of the child and other vulnerable groups, the rights of national minorities and the environment.