Ombudsman Attends Inauguration Ceremony of the New Wing of Veszprém County Prison Building

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the inauguration ceremony of the new building of the Veszprém County Prison in Veszprém on 13 July 2020.

Commissioner and his Deputy Attend Hearing of National Assembly’s Committee Representing the Nationalities in Hungary

On 29 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma and Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay attended the hearing of the National Assembly’s Committee Representing the Nationalities in Hungary, where Report no. B/8769 submitted on the activities of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his Deputies in the year 2019 was discussed. In his exposé, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma emphasised the importance of earnest communication.

Statement of the Ombudsman for Future Generations on International Danube Day

On the occasion of the International Danube Day, Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr. Gyula Bándi urges a closer cooperation between the neighboring countries for the preservation of the ecosystem services provided by the common river, as well as the resolution of the environmental problems of the Carpathian Basin.

Ombudsman Attends Inauguration Ceremony of New Officers at the National University of Public Service

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the inauguration ceremony of new officers of the Faculty of Law Enforcement at the National University of Public Service in Budapest. During the ceremony held in the Kapisztrán Square located in the Buda Castle district, 102 students took an oath of service in front of a replica of the Holy Crown of Hungary and the historical flags.

Visits of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights During the State of Danger

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights carried out forty on-site inspections in Hungary during the state of danger that had been ordered on 11 March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Commissioner and his Deputies Attend Hearing of the Committee on Justice of the National Assembly

On 22 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma, Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay and Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr. Gyula Bándi attended the hearing of the Committee on Justice of the National Assembly, where Report no. B/8769 on the activities of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and his Deputies in the year 2019 was discussed.

Statement of the Ombudsman for Future Generations

Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr. Gyula Bándi draws attention to the Constitutional Court decision of great importance, which was issued on 15 June 2020, and which reinforced that it is the obligation of everyone to protect the common heritage of the nation, both the Fundamental Law of Hungary and the example set by our predecessors oblige us to preserve the biological diversity of forests, and that the interests of forest managers should never overshadow environmental considerations.

Commissioner and His Deputy Visit Tarnabod

On 16 June 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Rights of National Minorities visited the settlement of Tarnabod in Heves County. The Ombudsman and his Deputy were received by Miklós Vecsei, Vice-President of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, the Prime Minister’s appointee for the coordination of the preparation and implementation of the diagnosis-based catch-up strategy for Roma.

Dr. Ákos Kozma Visits Children’s Homes in Szolnok

On 4 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the children’s homes operating at the seat of the Child Protection Centre and Territorial Child Protection Service of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County. Acting Director Mrs. Rozália Kozma Mikolyné presented the central institution, where professional activities relating to the preparation and completion of adoptions are performed.

Ombudsman Inspects Residential Home in Regöly

On 4 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Residential Home of the Tolna County Integrated Social Care Institution in Regöly.

Ombudsman Attends Memorial Sitting of the National Assembly

On 4 June 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the memorial sitting of the National Assembly. During the event, Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér delivered a speech, which was followed by the talk of President of the Republic János Áder.

Visit to “Platánliget” Care Home in Bóly

On 29 May 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid a visit to seat institution of the Baranya County “Platánliget” Care Home in Bóly.