Ombudsman participates in Training Week on Constitutional State Building / G7+ Project

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the Training Week on the Construction of the Constitutional State, that took place between 20 and 24 September, and gave a lecture on the role of the Ombudsman. The initiative was promoted by the University of Coimbra (UC) in partnership with the intergovernmental organization G7+ and the Juridical Institute of the UC Faculty…

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International Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Endowed with reason and conscience, they should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”Article 1 Universal Declaration of Human Rights On 10 December, the international community celebrates International Human Rights Day, marking the moment of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal…

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FIO. XXV Network Meeting, General Assembly and Congress on the theme “Pandemic, good governance and Human Rights

The 25th magna meeting of the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) took place between 24 and 26 November in the Dominican Republic under the theme “Pandemic, good administration and Human Rights The meeting allowed representatives from 22 Ibero-American countries to analyse and exchange points of view, based on their experiences, on the impacts of the pandemic, in particular among those…

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Business and Human Rights. Deputy Ombudsman re-elected as Europe’s representative to the GANHRI Working Group

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, was re-elected to continue representing Europe in the Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). On the proposal of the Portuguese Ombudsman, the re-election of Teresa Anjinho, by the members of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), took place on the sidelines…

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Ombudsman at the 17th National Congress on Bioethics

The Ombudsman participated in the 17th National Congress on Bioethics, under the theme “Our post-pandemic future”. Maria Lúcia Amaral opened the session dedicated to Fundamental Rights. The Congress was co-organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, the Portuguese Bioethics Association and the Legal and Economic Research Centre…

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