The draft ombudsperson act of the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice violates the Constitution and changes the legal status of the commissioners
The opinion of the Hungarian parliamentary commissioner for future generations about the draft Act on the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights (JNO-427-2/2011)
According to Mr. Sándor Fülöp the draft act wishes to regulate the institution of ombudspersons based on a proposal without thorough grounding, in several respects against the new Constitution, while in other regards seriously ignoring the content of the fundamental law. The draft wants to create an absolutely insignificant deputy institution through narrowing down the commissioner’s competence and sphere of action, and pushing the interests of future generations into the background. The draft seriously violates the new fundamental law, it would implement a constitutionally inacceptable step back, therefore the green ombudsman suggests to repeal and reframe it. Mr. Fülöp has sent his opinion related to the draft on 8 June 2011 to Mr. Tibor Navracsics, the minister of public administration and justice, furthermore to other decision-makers.
Statement of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations on the responsibility of the state arising from the environmental and sustainability provisions of the new Fundamental Law
Resume of the study of the Office of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations prepared for the Special Constitution Preparation Committee of the Hungarian Parliament