Ombudsman’s Office participates in the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

The Deputy Ombudsman Ravi Afonso Pereira, and the Adviser Sofia Duarte, took part in the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), held between 6 and 8 May in Geneva. More than 200 representatives of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), UN agencies and civil society took part in the event, where the…

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Ombudsman joins Declaration of Commitment to Defend the Human Rights of Foreign Citizens and Asylum Seekers in Detention Centres in Portugal

The National Preventive Mechanism, which is part of the Ombudsman’s structure and is coordinated by Miguel Feldmann, took part in the event “Monitoring Detention”, organised by JRS – Jesuit Refugee Service, which took place on 6 May at the Museu do Oriente in Lisbon. As part of this event, a Declaration of Commitment to Defend the Human Rights of Foreign…

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Four legal advisers from the Ombudsman’s Office take part in the 1st edition of the IOI-Europe Academy

Four legal advisers from the Ombudsman’s Office took part in the 1st edition of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) Academy, promoted by the Europe region and organised by the UK Ombudsman. This 1st edition of the IOI-Europe Academy took place on 16 and 17 January 2024 in Manchester and was particularly focused on working methods to involve and support the…

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NPM participated in the international conference “Prisons and Detention Regimes in Portugal: before and after 1974”

The National Preventive Mechanism (NMP) took part in the international conference “Prisons and Detention Regimes in Portugal: before and after 1974“, with a paper presented by its Coordinator, Miguel Feldmann. The event took place in the Auditorium of the Portimão Museum on 19 and 20 April, as part of “The Portuguese Prison Photo Project – 2024“, an exhibition about the…

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Ombudsman presents New Year’s greetings to the President of the Republic

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, attended the audience to present New Year’s greetings to the President of the Republic, which took place on 10 January at the Belém Palace in Lisbon. Also present were the President of the Constitutional Court, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, the President of the Supreme Administrative Court, the President of the Portuguese…

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IOM – UN Migration. Ombudsman participates in the final event of the project “Integrating Human Rights in Administrative Detention Centres”

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, took part as a speaker in the opening session of the final event of the project “Integrating Human Rights in Administrative Detention Centres”, organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which took place in the Congress Area of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon on 30 November. The event marked the end of the…

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Ombudsman at Council of State meeting

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, took part in the meeting of the Council of State held on 9 November 2023 at the Palácio de Belém in Lisbon. The Council of State was convened under Article 145 a) and e) of the Constitution – under which this consultative body is responsible for “pronouncing on the dissolution of the Assembly of the…

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Migrants’ rights. Deputy Ombudsman at the closing session of the Congress on the Rights of Migrants in Detention organised by the International Organisation for Migration and the Portuguese Bar Association

The Ombudsman was represented by the Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, at the closing session of the Congress organised by the Human Rights Commission of the Portuguese Bar Association (CDHOA) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on the theme of “Migrants’ Rights in Detention”. The congress took place on 19 and 20 October at the Salão Nobre of the…

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