Teacher mobility. Ombudsman hears the Government on the need for articulation with an adequate regime for protection in the event of illness

At the start of the academic year and once the placement procedure that applied the new regime of mobility due to illness of teachers has been completed, the Ombudsman addressed an initial appraisal of this regime to the Minister of Education, requesting that he issue a statement, specifically in relation to the convenience of its integration within a suitable general…

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Ombudsman received the Parliamentary Secretary of State of the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, received, on 25 October, the Parliamentary Secretary of State of the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany, Benjamin Strasser, accompanied by the Head of Division for Coordination and Cooperation Affairs within the European Union, Lutz Roth, and the Minister Counsellor of the German Embassy, Ludwig Blaurock. During the meeting, issues related to the role of…

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Ombudsman at the European Seminars on Access to Law

The Ombudsman was represented at the European Seminars on Access to Law, which were held at the Salão Nobre da Ordem dos Advogados, organised by the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association and the Access to Law Institute. The Coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism of the Ombudsman’s Office, Miguel Feldmann, participated in the session “The role of Lawyers…

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International Day of Older Persons. Health is the most recurrent theme in requests for assistance received by the Senior Citizens’ Hotline

The Ombudsman’s Senior Citizens’ Hotline received 1,239 calls to date this year, with the greatest number of requests for assistance related to health (167). This data may confirm the inversion observed in 2021, when, for the first time in the 23 years of existence of this line dedicated to assisting senior citizens, health questions exceeded those related to social responses,…

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