The work entitled “Thirty/30 – Anniversary volume of the ombudsman in honour of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”, published by the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, pays tribute to the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations in 1989, which had its 30-year anniversary last year. In the title of the volume, the second “thirty” refers to the fact that the main part of the text encompasses the presentation of a considerable number – altogether 30 – of the ombudsman’s reports which has been published in the recent period in the field of children’s rights.
On 17 December 2019, Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Moscow where he participated in the international conference entitled “Human rights protection in Eurasia: exchange of best practices of ombudsmen” at the invitation of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Nikolayevna Moskalkova.
On 9 December 2019, the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights hosted the 2019 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards Ceremony in the Saint John Paul II Hall of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Pázmány Péter University.
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM) and the Ombudsman of Cyprus organised an international conference entitled “The Venice Principles in Strengthening the Ombudsman Institution” on 10 December 2019 in Nicosia. Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma also participated in the consultation.
Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma and Secretary General Dr. Réka Varga travelled to Vienna on 2 December 2019, where President of the Austrian Ombudsman Board and Secretary General of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Werner Amon and Member of the Austrian Ombudsman Board Walter Rosenkranz welcomed them in the headquarters of the Board.
“One of the main messages of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child – celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – that the consensus, the national minimum for the protection of children’s rights must be found and can be found”, highlighted Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma on the World Children’s Rights Day. The twentieth of November 2019 has been the Commissioner’s most exciting working day so far: first, he welcomed the Young Ambassadors of the UNICEF in his Office, and in the afternoon he attended a UNICEF event entitled “Children’s Voice”.