Ombudsman renews accreditation as National Human Rights Institution

On 7 June, the Ombudsman obtained the renewal of its accreditation as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), maintaining the maximum ‘A’ status it has held since 1999. The demanding accreditation process takes place periodically under the auspices of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), in order to assess and certify the degree of compliance of NHRIs…

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Ombudsperson receives Georgian counterpart

On 3 and 4 June, the Ombudsman, Mária Lúcia Amaral, received a delegation from Georgia, led by Ombudsman Levan Ioseliani, for a working visit that culminated in the signing of a cooperation agreement on the promotion and protection of human rights. This visit to Portugal, which allowed for an intense exchange of experiences and good practices, was organised as part…

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Ombudsperson receives Cape Verdean counterpart

On 8 March, the Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, accompanied by the Deputy Ombudsmen, Estrela Chaby and Ravi Afonso Pereira, received the Ombudsman of Cape Verde, José Carlos Delgado. The visit marked the end of a technical training and exchange mission aimed at building the institutional capacity of the Cape Verde Ombudsman’s Office and the technical training of its experts. Over…

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