Ombudsman at the 17th National Congress on Bioethics

The Ombudsman participated in the 17th National Congress on Bioethics, under the theme “Our post-pandemic future”. Maria Lúcia Amaral opened the session dedicated to Fundamental Rights. The Congress was co-organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, the Portuguese Bioethics Association and the Legal and Economic Research Centre…

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Access to public employment. Ombudsman expresses concern in relation to discrimination on grounds of age and recommends that the Government re-examines the legislation in force

The Ombudsman sent a recommendation to the Minister for Modernization of the State and Public Administration in order to promote inter-ministerial reflection, and consequent re-examination of the legal solutions in force, in relation to the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age in access to public employment. The recommendation arises in the wake of persistent complaints received from people who…

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Digital signature. Ombudsman warns that Public Administration services must provide alternative means for citizens

The Ombudsman suggested to a local authority to change its municipal regulations, in the part that requires a qualified digital signature for the delivery of requests, documents and complaints.  The suggestion arose from a complaint submitted to the Ombudsman by a person who, not knowing how to use the qualified digital signature, was unable to submit documents to the municipal…

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