The problem of a children's home

Máté Szabó Commissioner for Fundamental Rights concluded that the children's fundamental right to protection and care is violated if the experts caring about them fail to signal or delay their signaling that there is a suspicion of sexual abuse of the children entrusted to their care. The same fundamental right is directly endangered if the legal representation of the children interrogated as a witness is fulfilled by a person having an employment dependency relationship with the head of the institution suspected of committing the crime.
2012. november. 22.

The Ombudsman asks the Constitutional Court to revise the amendment of an act on possible law enforcement measures applicable in case of truancy

According to the commissioner for fundamental rights the authorization to the police for the application of coercive measures against children under the age of 14 is an unnecessary and disproportionate restriction of rights, which can be even worse considering the basic deficiencies of the regulation and the risk of uncertain and arbitrary application. The ombudsman therefore asked the Constitutional Court for the urgent revision and the suspension of the entry into force of said provision
2012. november. 06.

The Ombudsman for the more effective assistance of social reintegration of released prisoners

Assisting the social reintegration of prisoners who have served their sentence requires an active attitude and expenditures both from the state and the society. Considering this, the state can not rely solely on the voluntary activity of civil organizations. As part of his project on the investigation of the penitentiary system, ombudsman Máté Szabó drew the attention of the competent authorities on the importance of parole, after-care and employment of ex-prisoners.
2012. október. 31.

Variably ambivalent conditions in penitentiary institutions – series of investigations by the Ombudsman

Máté Szabó will summarize on a final conference his experiences gained through the comprehensive investigation of the penitentiary. As a priority project, the commissioner for fundamental rights has analyzed how fundamental rights are applied in prisons, under what circumstances the prisoners are spending their sentences, whether working conditions for prison staff are appropriate and how prisoners to be released in the near future are prepared for reintegration into society.
2012. október. 31.

The Ombudsman on HIV/AIDS patients' care

It is against the professional rules and a violation of the prohibition of discrimination and the right to human dignity if health care institutions do not provide treatment for patients who have revealed their special infectious disease. The commissioner for fundamental rights has warned for this in the course of his inquiry concerning a complaint contesting denial of treatment for and referring to other surgery of HIV-infected AIDS patients.
2012. október. 31.

On the TV-program of the Pesty Fekete Doboz titled „The Gypsy-Hungarian coexistence"

The documentary of the Pesty Fekete Doboz titled „The Gipsy-Hungarian coexistence" violates the principle of equal dignity since it goes for answers to social problems on the basis of assumptions regarding ethnic origin and stereotypes – found the commissioner for fundamental rights after his inquiry carried out upon the initiative of the deputy ombudsman responsible for the protection of the rights of nationalities living in Hungary. Maté Szabó pointed out that in case of human rights violations, especially violation of the right to human dignity, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority is obliged to take official measures provided by law.
2012. október. 29.

Air pollution in the Western-border region of Hungary - the Ombudsman's inquiries in Szentgotthárd and its area

Despite that environmental and health circumstances raise serious concerns the competent authorities fulfill only in part their obligation of performing air-quality control in Vas and Zala counties. The Ombudsman finds that right to health of people living there is at risk.
2012. október. 26.

International Day of Eradication of Poverty- The Ombudsman's view on the withdrawal of support for alternative employment

It is unfair that the receipt of social benefits and supports of people being in bad financial situation is subject to the condition of use of costly services- said by Máté Szabó as a conclusion of investigation of a complaint received from a Báta inhabitant.
2012. október. 26.

World Mental Health Day – the Ombudsman on psychiatric patients' care

The inquiry carried out by Máté Szabó, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has led to the conclusion that the circumstances of accommodation and care of psychiatric patients in the Forensic Psychiatric Mental Institution (Igazságügyi Megfigyelő és Elmegyógyító Intézet) constitute a violation of their rights to human dignity and to health.
2012. október. 17.

The Ombudsman advocates clear regulation of waste management

The Ombudsman has conducted an inquiry into the setting of the fees of waste transport, the collection of fees, the requirements of those using the service as well as the possibilities for the enforcement of their rights.
2012. október. 17.

Constitutional Court petition concerning the Act on the termination of early retirement pension, on allowances paid before reaching the old age pension age limit, and on service allowance

According to the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights certain provisions of the Act on the termination of early retirement pension (paid before reaching the old age pension age limit), on allowances paid before reaching the old age pension age limit, and on service allowance are contrary to the principle of the rule of law, to the right to the protection of personal data, as well as to the right to social security. Taking into account the submissions of nearly 30 individuals and of two civil society organisations, Máté Szabó has initiated with the Constitutional Court the ex post review of the compliance of the Act with the Basic Law.
2012. október. 17.

Police "occupation" of Csókakő was unnecessary and disproportionate – Ombudsman proposes amendment of the relevant Act

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has established that the police displayed disproportionate preparedness and unnecessarily restricted the right of citizens to free movement when it declared Csókakő in the county of Fejér an operation area. The police were trying to prevent the initiation ceremony of the new members of the New Hungarian Guard planned for Csókakő, while it took place undisturbed at another venue in Dunaföldvár. In his report Máté Szabó Ombudsman also urges a review of legislation on previously banned uniformed paramilitary organisations.
2012. október. 17.