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The Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority is an independent administrative body which safeguards the values embraced by the so called equality directives. Although it has parallel jurisdiction with other specialized administrative bodies (e.g. National Employment Service), it is in fact the equality body which was set up pursuant to the equality directives. As of its inception, it has heavily relied on its broad statutory powers conferred upon it to fight discrimination. While the authority (...)
The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights is an ombudsman-type institution responsible for the protection of fundamental rights in Hungary, covering the whole spectrum of fundamental rights. It can proceed upon complaint or ex officio in the case of human rights infringements, and generally, it has soft powers to remedy violations. The recommendations of ombudsmen have an impact not only on the individual case: they often interpret human rights clauses of the Constitution in a complex way (...)