2020 Report of the Ombudsman and the Minority Ombudsman

The Parliament's Committee on the Nationalities in Hungary unanimously adopted the 2020 annual report of the Ombudsman and the Minority Ombudsman

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General Comment No. 6/2020. of the Minority Ombudsman on the measures related to damaging the Roma Holocaust Memorial in Budapest and the need for stepping up against incidents motivated by hatred

The general comment draws attention to the fact that acts of hate and hate speech, which are commonplace, pose extreme threats to social peace, even if they do not reach the level of crime, and that it is in our common social interest to prevent and combat them.

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General Comment No. 5/2020. of the Minority Ombudsman on statements insulting the German nationality community, the need to take action against hate speech and the possibilities for taking action against harmful content on video-sharing platforms

General Comment No. 5/2020. investigated actual statements insulting the German nationality community, underlined the need to take action against hate speech and examined the possibilities for taking action against harmful content on video-sharing platforms.

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Communication by the Minority Ombudsman on the International Roma Day

On April 8, we celebrate the values of Roma culture worldwide. However, this year – just as last year, at the time of the outbreak of the pandemic –, in addition to emphasizing the key importance of Roma culture, it is worth taking this opportunity to highlight the need for social solidarity. In particular, all of us should face the fact that in these difficult times it is particularly important to pay attention to each other and to provide effective practical support to vulnerable social groups, including Roma communities.

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General Comment No. 4/2020 of the Minority Ombudsman on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on nationality communities

The primary goal of the General Comment is to present how the coronavirus state of emergency declared by the Government of Hungary has affected the operation of nationality self-governments and public educational institutions performing nationality education tasks.

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Enforcement of minority rights in times of a pandemic

On 8 April, the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Pécs organised an international conference entitled "The Pandemic and the Law", which explored the legal effects of the pandemic in different areas of law, with the help of international legal perspectives.

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