General Comment 2/2020 of the Minority Ombudsman on the issues of nationality law related to the 2021 census

Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay, Deputy Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Nationalities in Hungary, issued on 14 April 2020 her General Comment No. 2/2020. on the issues related to nationality law concerning the preparation and implementation of the 2021 census.

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Statement by the Minority Ombudsman on the occasion of the International Roma Day

In addition to the Hungarian and universal values of Roma culture and the opportunities opened for the future generations, Minority Ombudsman Professor Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay pointed out on the occasion of the International Roma Day that during the coronavirus pandemic, deprived Roma families, living in difficult conditions in some regions of Hungary, face extreme challenges and need help regardless of the current emergency situation.

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Information Notice on the issues affecting the Roma population in the context of the coronavirus pandemic

Message by Elisabeth Szalay-Sándor Minority Ombudsman on the challenges the Roma communities are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Statement by Elizabeth Sándor-Szalay Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities on the eleventh anniversary of the murders in Tatárszentgyörgy

On February 23, 2009, exactly eleven years ago, twenty-seven-year-old Róbert Csorba and his four-and-a-half-year-old son were shot by a cold blooded murderer in the yard of their home. The only crime of the victims was that they were born Roma.

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Summary of the General Comment No. 1/2020 of the Minority Ombudsman

General Comment No. 1/2020 of the Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities on the preservation of the nationality cultural values of the Old Swabian Cemetery (Neufriedhof) in Zsámbék

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Statement by Elizabeth Sándor-Szalay Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities, concerning the derogatory media communications affecting the German community in Hungary

Elizabeth Sándor-Szalay Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights contacted the Secretary of State for Culture at the Ministry of Human Capacities and asked for a comprehensive investigation into the “Gumiszoba” program block of the Ship Logbook program launched by the Petofi Literary Museum. The Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities also decided to open a full investigation into the case, in which she also contacted the President of the National Media and Communications Authority.

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Six years of work together

Closing thoughts of the Ombudsman for the Rights of National Minorities

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Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay reelected as the Minority Ombudsman

On 4 November 2019, the National Assembly reelected Elisabeth Sándor-Szalay as the deputy of the commissioner for fundamental rights and the ombusdman for the protection of the rights of national minorities in Hungary.

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International conference in Sombor

International conference "Deutsche Minderheit und Europa" in May 23-24.

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Meeting of V4 ombudspersons in Gdansk

Ombudspersons of the Visegrad Countries hold their annual meeting in Gdansk, Poland

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