The Hungarian Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has just launched its activity report for 2011. It outlines the main changes in the functioning of the institution (i.e. multiple offices of ombudsmen unified into one), the major events, statistics, projects, and outcome of inquiries from 2011.
The report also offers an overview of the international initiatives and activities that the organisation was involved in. One of the highlights of this involvement was the accreditation as a national human rights institution, which is a type of institution operating under the auspices of the United Nations Organisation supervise, in a representative manner, the human rights situation in a given country; to obtain this status, in the course of strict accreditation proceedings they have to prove that they function in an independent and effective manner. The Office of the Commissioner thus received the status B from the UN on 9 July 2011.
The full report in English can be accessed below.
- Hungarian Commissioner’s Annual Report 2011
The Hungarian language version of the report is available here, while the latest news and developments from our member are available on this page.