The Ombudsman Calls for Restarting the Air Monitoring Network Station in Dorog City

The termination or suspension for an extended period of air sampling at certain parts of the air monitoring network by the state jeopardize the right to a healthy environment and access to public information.
2013. április. 22.

The Ombudsman on the Complaint of Proprietors of Areas Put under Nature Conservation

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights proposes that the Minister of Rural Development review legislation as several complaints have been made saying that agricultural land under nature conservation may not be cultivated while there has been no expropriation in compliance with the Act and the proprietors have not received any consideration for their lands.
2013. április. 22.

Inadequate Regulation, Mandatory Lie Detector Test - The Ombudsman on Some Problematic Elements of National Security Inspection

National security may be a legitimate excuse for curbing one's privacy, so national security inspection in itself does not constitute an infringement of one's right to privacy. On the other hand, the shortcomings of the Act on the National Security Services may endanger privacy, equality before the law and the right to fair procedure, stated the Ombudsman.
2013. április. 05.

The Ombudsman's Position on the New Rule Proposed on National Security Control

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights provided his opinion ex-officio on the new rule of the draft bill on national security control. According to Máté Szabó, the private sphere of the individual should be respected during the security screening; moreover, the requirements of necessity and proportionality founded in the Basic Law should be also applied.
2013. március. 28.

The Ombudsman on the MTVAs Public Works Programme

According to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the course of action of the Media Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) has infringed upon the principle of the rule of law and the requirement of legal certainty when offering job opportunities to its former employees within the frameworks of a public works programme. The legislation's failure to adequately regulate the legal background of public works constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights, as well.
2013. március. 27.

The Inquiry of the Action of the Media Council Concerning the Program entitled Bridging the gap of the Series Target of the Hír TV News Channel AJB 3739 2012

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights concluded in his inquiry that a documentary is incompatible with the principle of human dignity if it suggests either in its asking questions or in its conclusions explicitly or implicitly that there may be a connection between the ethnic origin of the perpetrators and their criminal lifestyle.
2013. március. 26.

The Arrest Warrant has not been revoked. The Ombudsmans Inquiry on the Consequences of the Multiple Failures of the Police

According to the victim's description, the perpetrator of the criminal offence was a 50-60 year old man with greying hair and his wife. On this basis, police issued an arrest warrant for a 34 year old man and his wife. The complainants were later detained and then their pre-trial detention was ordered. The court of second instance released them from there. Police escorted them again after they had been released, as they failed to revoke the arrest warrant that they had issued previously. The ombudsman established the infringement of the fundamental right to personal freedom.
2013. március. 26.

On the Local Regulation of Communal Coexistence

Back in November 2012 the Constitutional Court annulled a legal provision according to which local governments could define themselves locally punishable anti-social behaviour. As a result, the amendment of Act CLXXXIX of 2011 on Hungary's Local Governments (LGA), effective as of 1 January 2013, entitles local governments to set widely interpretable rules of communal coexistence instead of defining the criteria of anti-social behaviour. Commenting on a complaint, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Máté Szabó emphasized the requirement of legal security.
2013. március. 22.

The Ombudsman on the smog decree of the municipality of Miskolc

Several clauses of the smog decree of the municipality of Miskolc in the North East of Hungary are contrary to the laws. In case of a smog alert, they jeopardize the right to health and the right to a healthy environment. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights initiated that the Curia of Hungary annul the offending provisions.
2013. március. 19.

The Ombudsman on the MTVA's Public Works Programme

According to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the course of action of the Media Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) has infringed upon the principle of the rule of law and the requirement of legal certainty when offering job opportunities to its former employees within the frameworks of a public works programme. The legislation's failure to adequately regulate the legal background of public works constitutes an infringement of fundamental rights, as well.
2013. március. 14.

Opening of the Human Rights Poster Exhibition

After the presentation of the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards (The Ombudsman Award) on 15th June, 2012, an exhibition of human rights posters, organised jointly with the UN Association of Hungary, was opened in the building of the Ombudsman's office in Nádor Street. Numerous international organisations contributed to the success of the exhibition, among others the European Ombudsman, EOI, the Council of Europe, FENTSA, UNHCR and UNICEF.
2013. március. 07.

| 02.07.2012 | The Ombudsman has presented the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights presented the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards on 15 June 2012, in Budapest. This year the following persons were recognised for their activities: university professor Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky, environment protection lawyer György Kalas, and Judit Berki, expert in social policy, jointly with the After School Centre of Bátonyterenye directed by her.
2013. március. 07.