Children’s Day. A brief balance of the Ombudsman’s recent activity

The commemoration of Children’s Day, this 1st June, provides an opportunity for the Ombudsman to present the community with a balance, albeit very brief, of the activity that has been developed in relation to the protection and defense of the rights of the youngest. Since 1993, the Provedoria’s services have made available a telephone line especially dedicated to issues related…

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The Portuguese Ombudsman requests a review of the constitutionality of norms of the Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Age

The Ombudsman submitted to the Constitutional Court a request for a declaration of unconstitutionality, with mandatory general force, of the norms included in numbers 5 and 6 of article 6, of Law nr. 27/2021, of May 17th, that approves the Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Era. To read the appeal click here [in Portuguese only].

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AUTO and IVAucher. Ombudsman warns of difficulties in access to the programs that should be corrected in the future

At the end of the Auto and IVAucher programs, the Ombudsman sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs, alerting to the receipt of various complaints in relation to both programs, in particular in relation to difficulties in access to the benefits granted by these programs due to reasons beyond the responsibility of taxpayers. Amongst the most…

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Ombudsman at the opening of the Annual Meeting to Assess the Activity of the Children and Youth Protection Commissions

The Ombudsman was present at the Annual Meeting for Evaluation of the Activity of the Commissions for Protection of Children and Youth (CPCJ) that took place between June 22 and 24, in Reguengos de Monsaraz. Maria Lúcia Amaral gave the inaugural lecture around the theme of the Meeting – Children in a context of crisis. To read the Ombudsman’s communication…

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Ombudsman participates in the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the IOI-International Ombudsman Institute

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the IOI-International Ombudsman Institute, held from 10 to 12 May, in New York. As part of the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the IOI and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), with a view to developing and implementing…

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