The Ombudsman resubmits petitions of the Commissioner for Data Protection to the Constitutional Court

Prof. Máté Szabó has requested the Constitutional Court to annul several provisions of rules of law because in his view they violate the right to the protection of personal data or the right to access data of public interest.
2013. március. 07.

Children's home, juvenile correctional centre or prison? The Ombudsman's inquiry in the special children's home in Fót

The special children's home in Fót reminds the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of a law enforcement institution. On the basis of the on-the-spot inquiry and those laid down in the institution's documents Máté Szabó has found that in the institution, which cares for children with psychological problems, measures restricting liberty of the person are applied even in the absence of dangerous conduct as defined in the Child Protection Act.
2013. március. 07.

THE OMBUDSMAN TURNS TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE HOMELESS

According to the views of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Civil Rights, the new regulation (the Act on the shaping and protection of built environment, 2010) enables the use of boarder police actions on public places against homeless people - thus criminalizing the homeless people – cannot match the Hungarian constitutional and the European human rights norms.
2013. március. 07.

The Ombudsman's Petition to the Constitutional Court concerning the Revocation of Royalty of Convicted People

The receipt of royalty by a convict is prohibited by a legal provision if the convict's work is related to the crime committed by him or her. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights asked the Constitutional Court to annul the provision in its present form.
2013. március. 05.

Shortcomings in the Asylum Regulation Related to Unaccompanied Minors – The Ombudsman's Report

Last year the number of foreign children entering Hungary illegally unaccompanied by parents or adults significantly increased. The ombudsman suggests clarification of the laws setting out the work of police and the immigration authority so that the children's rights of minors regardless of their citizenship can be enforced. The problem described in the ombudsman's report is also addressed by the European Union. The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in the meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Parliament last week in Brussels, in which the preparation of EU directives was addressed.
2013. március. 01.

The Ombudsman's Petition to the Constitutional Court on the amended regulation of the obstacle-clearance of the public transport

The amendment of the Act on person transportation services contains only the gradual implementation of the obstacle-clearance of the public transport instead of a concrete deadline. This is incompatible with international treaties that Hungary adopted as well and it violates the requirement of free choice of place of residence. Consequently, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights asked the Constitutional Court to review the provision.
2013. február. 26.

THE OMBUDSMAN'S PETITION TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS

According to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, it is contrary to the artistic freedom that the founding members of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (hereinafter referred to as "HAA") could come from only one civil society organization. According to the ombudsman, it is also contrary to the Basic Law that the Act on the Academy of Arts provides possibilities to the Academy for setting out the conditions of membership on its own. Consequently, Máté Szabó asked the Constitutional Court to annul the applicable provisions of the Act on the Academy of Arts.
2013. február. 19.

Safeguards against arbitrary practice of local governments - the Ombudsman on the redrafting of regulations on sanctioning anti-social behavior

The commissioner for fundamental rights says that the new legislation regulations empowering local governments to adopt new regulations, effective from 1 January 2013 and replacing previous provisions annulled by the Constitutional Court raise serious concerns about legal certainty. Máté Szabó urged to the establishment of a clear legislative framework and the immediate revision of local government regulations acting beyond their authorization in order to reduce their "eagerness" for fining.
2013. február. 19.

Safeguards against arbitrary practice of local governments - the Ombudsman on the redrafting of regulations on sanctioning anti-social behavior

The commissioner for fundamental rights says that the new legislation regulations empowering local governments to adopt new regulations, effective from 1 January 2013 and replacing previous provisions annulled by the Constitutional Court raise serious concerns about legal certainty. Máté Szabó urged to the establishment of a clear legislative framework and the immediate revision of local government regulations acting beyond their authorization in order to reduce their "eagerness" for fining.
2013. február. 05.

The Ombudsmans Petition to the Constitutional Court on the Hungarian Academy of Arts

According to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, it is contrary to the artistic freedom that the founding members of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (hereinafter referred to as "HAA") could come from only one civil society organization. According to the ombudsman, it is also contrary to the Basic Law that the Act on the Academy of Arts provides possibilities to the Academy for setting out the conditions of membership on its own. Consequently, Máté Szabó asked the Constitutional Court to annul the applicable provisions of the Act on the Academy of Arts.
2013. február. 04.

The Ombudsman on the national implementation of international requirements concerning child friendly justice and appearance of children in the media

According to the commissioner for fundamental rights, the current national implementation process of international legal obligations concerning child friendly justice is contrary to the requirement of legal certainty and fair trial, it is against the interests of the child and raises concern over the adequate protection of the rights to special protection and care.
2013. január. 28.

Inquiry into the Enforcement Proceedings in the Ombudsman's Office

On the basis of the incoming complaints to the ombudsman, the signals of the representatives of the jurist profession and the recent press releases, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights is planning a comprehensive inquiry into the Hungarian judicial enforcement system in the first semester of the year 2013.
2013. január. 25.