“Thirty/30 – Anniversary volume in honour of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”

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.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights made an introductory visit in Bratislava to the Office of the Public Defender of Rights of Slovakia

On 21 January 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Bratislava where he met Ombudswoman Mária Patakyová, Secretary General Marián Török and Adviser for internal and foreign relations Júlia Šebová in the Office of the Public Defender of Rights of Slovakia.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an introductory visit in Brno to the Czech Public Defender of Rights

On 22 January 2020, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Dr. Ákos Kozma travelled to Brno where he carried out negotiations with Public Defender of Rights Anna Šabatová and Deputy of the Public Defender of Rights Monika Šimůnková.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights travelled to Moscow where he participated in the conference organised by the High Commissioner for Human Rights In the Russian Federation and the Russian Scientific Educational Human Rights Centre

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.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights paid an introductory visit to the Austrian Ombudsman Board in Vienna

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.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights participated in an international conference organised on the occasion of the human righs Day in Cyprus

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.

“The protection and enforcement of children’s rights should be a national minimum” – the message of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights on the occasion of the World Children’s Rights Day

“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”.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and His Deputies Presented the 2019 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Awards

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.

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Attends the General Assembly of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions in Brussels

The General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) were held in Brussels on 13-14 November 2019.

National and international protection of the nationalities (national minorities) living in Hungary– 2013-2019

Synergies of national and international law in the protection of national minorities – Activities of the ombudsman for minority rights of Hungary in the framework of the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary

Henry Wheaton Prize Awarded to Our Colleague, Katalin Sulyok

Katalin Sulyok has been honoured with the prestigious Henry Wheaton Prize of the Institute of International Law (Institut de Droit International), which is awarded by an international jury to the most outstanding PhD dissertation written on international environmental law in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish.

Visit of Student Delegation from Kiev University of Law

On 17 September 2019, a delegation from Ukraine paid a visit to our Office as part of the cooperation between the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and the Kiev University of Law.