Ombudsman’s Office participates in the 109th Session of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, and Cristina Sá Costa (Head of International Relations) participated in the 109th Session of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, held in Geneva on 18-19 April, during which there was a dialogue between the Portuguese State and the Committee on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of…

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Ombudsperson receives visit from the president of Turkey’s INDH

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, received on 19 April a visit from a delegation of the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey (HREIT) led by its president, Muharrem Kiliç. The visit was intended to allow the exchange of experience and good practices, particularly in the function of National Preventive Mechanism that both institutions ensure in their respective countries.

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Ombudsman receives the President of the National Commission for Human Rights of Guinea-Bissau

On March 22, the Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, received the President of the National Commission for Human Rights of Guinea-Bissau (CNDH Guinea-Bissau), Fernanda Maria da Costa. During the meeting, issues related to the activity of both institutions in the promotion of human rights were addressed. Both institutions are part of the Network of Ombudsmen, National Human Rights Commissions and other…

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Presidency of the Republic. Ombudsman at the meeting of the Council of State on “European Funds in Portugal

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the meeting of the Council of State held on 29 March 2023, at the Cidadela Palace, in Cascais.  The meeting was attended by the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, under the theme “European Funds in Portugal”. The Council of State is the political body of consultation of the President of…

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Office of the Ombudsman participates in the preparation of the 14th International Conference of the GANHRI 

The Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, the Coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), Miguel Feldmann, Cristina Sá Costa (International Relations Officer) and Duarte Geraldes (Adviser), participated, by telematic means, in a bilateral meeting promoted by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), on 9 March 2023. The meeting was held as part of the preparations for the…

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The Ombudsperson participated in the International Conference Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Constitutional Court    

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the International Conference Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Constitutional Court, dedicated to the topic “Constitutionalism in the 21st century”, that was held on 2 and 3 March, at the Academy of Sciences, in Lisbon. The Ombudsperson moderated the first panel of the Conference, dedicated to the topic “Future of Constitutionalism”, on 2…

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NPM at the launch of the White Paper “Building integration: where to start?”

The National Prevention Mechanism (NPM), represented by Filipe Doutel, was present at the event organised by the Jesuit Refugee Service for the official launch of the White Paper 2022: “Building integration: Where to start?”. The official launch of the book, which took place on 1 March 2023, in the Auditorium of the National Library of Portugal (Lisbon), included a discussion…

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Ombudsperson meets with Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, met with the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmytro Lubinets, on 29 March, in Amsterdam, in the margins of the conference on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights. The meeting allowed to address, in particular, issues related to the Ukrainian community living in Portugal, namely the one received under the special reception programme…

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