Monitoring of School Guard Activity Continued – Ombudsman Visits Technology School in Salgótarján

On 16 October 2020, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an official visit to Stromfeld Aurél Technology School of the Nógrád County Vocational Training Centre in Salgótarján, where he was received by Headmaster János Bozó.

Ombudsman Visits Nógrád Country Police Headquarters

On 16 October 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Nógrád County Police Headquarters. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights was received by Brigadier General, Chief Police Counsellor dr. Gabriella Somssich, Head of the Nógrád County Police Headquarters.

Dr. Ákos Kozma Gives Talk at European Association for Education Law and Policy International Conference

The European Association for Education Law and Policy held its 133rd international conference on education on 16 October 2020. The main topics of the conference included school conflict management and how the individual countries managed to tackle the challenges posed by digital education introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Has Also Contributed to the UN Human Rights Council Social Forum

The UN Human Rights Council held its Social Forum on the 8th and 9th of October, which this year focused on the theme of combatting poverty and inequalities. To enrich this interactive dialogue and to share the experience of the Hungarian national human rights institution, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma also participated in the Forum via a video message (with regard to the restrictions due to the pandemic).

Ombudsman Paid a Visit to Police Departments in Tamási and Fonyód

On 25 September 2020, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma and his staff members conducted an on-site inspection at the Police Departments in Tamási and Fonyód in the framework of the OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism (NPM).

Ombudsman Paid a Visit to Fire Brigades and Disaster Management Offices in Körmend and Szombathely

On 25 September 2020, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma paid an official visit to the Vas County Directorate for Disaster Management, as well as to two offices and professional fire brigades of the directorate in Körmend and Szombathely.

Ombudsman Attends Presentation of the Sustainable Future Park Knowledge Centre of the International Children’s Safety Service in Fót

On 24 September 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the presentation of the Sustainable Future Park of the International Children's Safety Service in Fót.

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Meets National Chief of Police

On 23 September 2020, Police Lieutenant-General, Chief Counsel of Police and National Chief of Police Dr. János Balogh received Dr. Ákos Kozma at the National Police Headquarters in Teve Street. During the visit, the National Chief of Police and his deputies informed the Ombudsman about the school guard system that started its operation on 1 September 2020.

Ombudsman Attends Opening Ceremony of Kis-Balaton Visitor Centre

On 22 September 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the inauguration ceremony of the Kis-Balaton Visitor Centre in Keszthely-Fenékpuszta. At the opening ceremony, speeches were delivered – among others – by Deputy Prime Minister responsible for National Policy, Church Affairs and Nationalities Zsolt Semjén and Minister of Agriculture István Nagy.

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Visits Nagykereki – Bors II Border Crossing Point

On 18 September 2020, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma visited the Nagykereki – Bors II border crossing point at the Hungarian–Romanian border, where he was received by Head of the Border Police Office, Police Colonel Dr. Sándor Péter.

Visit to the Nyírbátor Site of the Guarded Asylum Reception Centre of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing and the Detention Centre of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Police Headquarters

On 18 September 2020, Dr. Ákos Kozma paid a visit to the Northern Lowland Regional Directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing in Debrecen, where the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights was received by Police Brigadier General Dr. Attila Kiss. During the visit, the Ombudsman was provided with detailed information about the organisation and operation of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing, as well as about the measures that had been adopted by the institution for the prevention of the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of the visit, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights got acquainted with the operation of the Client Service as well.

Temporary suspension of personal client service

Dear Clients, We would like to inform you that due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Client Service of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights will be closed until 15 October 2020. Nevertheless, our colleagues will remain at your disposal for telephone and online inquiries during this period. Thank you for your understanding!