ombudsman

24/04/2017

Ombudsman criticises low wages of prison inmates in Hungary

Low wages generate tensions in prison life?
03/04/2017

Ombudsman submits 2016 report to Hungarian parliament

Many reports involved local council procedures and regulations, the use of local taxes, companies' tax evasion practices...
28/02/2017

Együtt supports former ombudsman’s candidacy for president

The judiciary aspects of his programme are in complete accord with Együtt's approach
22/02/2017

Environmental lawyer Bandi elected as green ombudsman

Budapest, February 21 (MTI) – Environmental lawyer and university lecturer Gyula Bándi was elected as deputy ombudsman for the protection of future generations for a six-year […]
07/02/2017

Hungary’s public education system unprepared for language exams

Budapest, February 7 (MTI) – Many hard-working students have no chance of passing their intermediate-level language exam in grammar schools because the public education system has […]
17/10/2016

Hungary’s ombudsman: Poverty, fundamental right to human dignity in conflict

Budapest, October 17 (MTI) – Poverty and social exclusion are in conflict with the basic right to human dignity, Hungary’s deputy ombudsman said on Monday, which […]
04/10/2016

Ombudsman, civil organisations lobby against CETA free trade deal with Canada

Budapest, October 4 (MTI) – Marcel Szabó, the deputy ombudsman in charge of future generations, as well as representatives of civil organisations on Tuesday called on […]
27/09/2016

Environment ombudsman calls for expanding class action lawsuits

Budapest (MTI) – Marcel Szabó, Hungary’s deputy ombudsman in charge of future generations, has called for expanding the types of lawsuits that can be filed on […]
16/07/2016

Ombudsman’s office condemns discrimination of Roma in airport checks

Budapest (MTI) – The check-in process for international flights must not involve discrimination, nor must airport personnel humiliate passengers or harm their dignity, the office of […]
22/03/2016

Croatian dam plans could threaten River Drava’s ecology in Hungary, says deputy ombudsman

Budapest, March 22 (MTI) – Hungary’s deputy ombudsman in charge of future generations has warned against the ecological damage dams planned by Croatia on the River […]
09/03/2016

Ombudsman says rights breached over unavailability of artificial insemination

Budapest, March 9 (MTI) – The ombudsman for fundamental rights has said the rights of infertile couples and single women seeking to have a child have […]
03/12/2015

Ombudsman turns to top court over EU migrant quotas

Budapest, December 3 (MTI) – The ombudsman for basic rights has turned to the Constitutional Court over the issue of the EU’s migrant quota system. Laszlo […]
17/10/2015

Ombudsman speaks out against scrapping needle-exchange scheme

Budapest, October 16 (MTI) – The fundamental rights ombudsman on Friday said needle-exchange programmes should not be scrapped since they prevent the spread of contagious diseases […]
13/10/2015

Partial refurbishment starts in Tokol prison after ombudsman report

Budapest, October 13 (MTI) – Acting on a report by the ombudsman slamming conditions in a prison near Budapest, part of the facility is being refurbished […]
28/09/2015

Data ombudsman says biometric ID system helps fight terrorism

Budapest, September 28 (MTI) – Attila Peterfalvi, Hungary’s data protection ombudsman, outlined concerns in connection with the current wave of migration and defended the amended law […]
12/09/2015

Tackling migrant crisis from humanitarian aspect priority, says ombudsman

Budapest (MTI) – In tackling the current migration situation, the humanitarian aspect must be considered a priority, the ombudsman for fundamental rights said on Friday. There […]
30/07/2015

Fundamental Rights Ombudsman calls for closure of psych ward

Budapest, July 30 (MTI) – The ombudsman for fundamental rights has asked the human resources ministry to close down a mental asylum in Budapest’s Merenyi Gusztav […]
30/04/2015

CoE ombudsman chides Orban for Hungary’s “populist trends”

Budapest (MTI) – Human rights commissioner of the Council of Europe Nils Muiznieks has expressed concern over “the populist trend in political discourse in Hungary” in […]
20/10/2014

Ombudsman Outlines Responsibilities

Budapest (MTI) – Laszlo Szekely, Hungary’s ombudsman, told MTI in a wide-ranging interview that the government control office has a constitutional right to investigate how civil […]
22/09/2014

TASZ denies reports of consultations with ombudsman’s office

Budapest, September 22 (MTI) – The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) did not hold consultations with the ombudsman’s office on the timing of a report about […]