On 18 and 19 July 2022, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in the third Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on the international cooperation aimed to tackle the violation of humanitarian and human rights organised by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma, Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsperson for the Rights of National Minorities Dr. Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, as well as Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for Future Generations Dr. Gyula Bándi attended the session of the Committee on Constitutional, Legislative and Judicial Matters on 6 July 2022, at which event document No. B/16 entitled Report on the Activities of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and His Deputies in 2021 was discussed.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma received Greek Mr. Yorgos Papandréu and Estonian Mr. Eerik-Niiles Kross, members of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in his office on 14 June 2022.
Dr. Ákos Kozma attended the conference organised in the Vienna Parliament for the 10th anniversary of the mandate of the Austrian Ombudsman Board in the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, i.e. OPCAT, as well as the 45th anniversary of the operation of the Austrian Ombudsman Institute on 7 June 2022.
At the IOI Europe Annual General Assembly in Sounion, Greece, Andreas Pottakis, the European President of the International Ombudsman Institute (also known as the IOI), the Greek Ombudsman, expressed his appreciation for the exceptional work of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary Dr. Ákos Kozma and his office's presence at the border to directly assist refugees from Ukraine. The IOI Regional President assured the Commissioner of the full support of the international community.