Eliminating citizens' right to a healthy environment and the institution of ombudsman for future generations - as suggested in the ruling parties' draft constitution - is unacceptable, Hungary's green ombudsman, Sandor Fulop told MTI in a statement.
Fulop argued that no fundamental right can be ensured unless those rights are backed by appropriate institutions. The draft makes it clear that the necessary conditions will not be met to "represent the interests of future generations, advocate sustainable development or to ensure that the ombudsman has increased control over environmental issues," said Fulop's statement. The draft is a "regrettable step back from the current level of the environment, sustainability and protection for future generations," Fulop added. Under the draft, a single ombudsman would replace the current four, with deputies in charge of different areas. MTI
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:18