High-Level Conference Debates the Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe

Deputy Ombudsman Joaquim Pedro Cardoso da Costa participates in the high-level conference "Protection of Vulnerable Adults in Europe – The Way Forward", scheduled for 30 March. Organized by the Ministry of Justice, with the support of the European Commission and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), within the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the…

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Human Rights and Environmental Assessment: the FIO experience

The Ombudsman, within the framework of its international cooperation with the FIO – Iberoamerican Federation of Ombudsmen, participated in the collective work "Recommendations for the incorporation of a human rights approach in environmental impact assessment". The work includes a set of recommendations to strengthen the environmental impact assessment procedure, improve the decisions of the Public Administration, anticipate future impacts and…

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Ombudsman requests inspection of the constitutionality of norms of the Electoral Law for Local Authority Bodies

The Ombudsman sent a request to the Constitutional Court for a declaration of unconstitutionality, with mandatory general force, of the norms stated in nos. 4, 5 and 6 of article 19 of Organic Law no. 1/2001, of 14 August, that regulates the election of local authority office-holders, in the wording that was given by Organic Law no. 1-A/2020, of 21…

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National Network for Open Administration. Ombudsman informs about the opening of registrations for the submission of proposals

The National Network for Open Administration, of which the Ombudsman is part, informs that registrations are open for the "Programme of workshops for the co-creation of proposals", which runs from 3 to 11 March, featuring 4 thematic sessions.    The aim is to co-create and develop proposals of ideas for potential commitments to be included in the future II Open…

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Covid-19. Ombudsman alerts the Government to delays in attributing support to companies

The Ombudsman sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Social Security and to the Deputy Secretary of State and for Fiscal Affairs, in which she requested that efforts be made in order to overcome the situation experienced by companies that have been awaiting, for several months now, attribution of extraordinary support for progressive recovery of activity, wherein the…

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Ombudsman joins conference cycle on Business, Human Rights and the Environment

  With the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the New Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA BHRE) is organising, in partnership with the Portuguese Ombudsman, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum and NOVA 4 The Globe, a series of online conferences…

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Covid-19. Ombudsman suggests solutions to the Government for teleworking parents with dependents or minor children studying at home

The Ombudsman sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Social Security, in which she requested consideration of solutions for employees in the telework regime who are faced with situations that are incompatible with the demands of their family lives, in particular when they have dependent children or children under 12 years…

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Covid-19. Ombudsman asks the Government to solve problems that compromise the support for social protection of workers

On 7 January 2021, the Ombudsman sent an official letter to the Secretary of State for Social Security, drawing attention to various questions related to extraordinary support for social protection for workers that are compromising compliance with the provisions established in article 325-G of Law no. 2/2020, of 31 March (State Budget for 2021), added by Law no. 27-A/2020, of…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ombudsman joins national campaign #EUSOBREVIVI

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Ombudsman joins the national campaign #EUSOBREVIVI [I SURVIVED]. In the context of the increased risk posed by the pandemic to victims, an increased effort is needed to prevent the escalation of cases of violence and to ensure an effective response to those seeking support. Promoted…

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“Attacks on the defenders of the people and states of exception” at the 1st FIO- RINDHCA Virtual Congress

The first virtual congress organised by the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) and the Network of National Human Rights Institutions of the American Continent (RINDHCA) will take place on 15 and 16 December 2020, focusing on the pressures and aggressions that some of these institutions have suffered in the framework of the OVID-19 pandemic and the rights restrictions imposed. The…

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