Ombudsman participates in webinar on the use of European funds during the pandemic to support older people and people with disabilities

The Ombudsman participated, through her Cabinet Adviser Patrícia Fragoso Martins, in the webinar promoted by the European Network of Ombudsmen dedicated to “Institutional care, the use of EU funds and lessons from the pandemic”. The event took place on 15 September and was organized following the enquiry promoted by the European Ombudsman on the use of European funds and the…

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Ombudsmen of Portugal and Cape Verde sign Cooperation Protocol

he Ombudsmen of Portugal and Cape Verde, Maria Lúcia Amaral and José Carlos Delgado, signed a Cooperation Protocol to strengthen the conditions for sharing knowledge, good practices and exchanging experiences, as well as facilitating citizens’ access to their institutions. The Protocol foresees, among others, the development of joint actions of capacity building and exchange, namely of specialized technicians, so that…

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Ombudsman meets with Spanish counterpart

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, travels to Madrid on January 20 for a working visit to Defensor del Pueblo, a similar institution in Spain, headed by Francisco Fernández Marugán. The two-day visit aims to strengthen cooperation and share good practices and experiences. As in the case of the Ombudsman of Portugal, the Defensor del Pueblo accumulates in Spain the original…

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Lisbon hosts regional meeting of the European Ombudsman network – ENO

Deputy Ombudsman Teresa Anjinho welcomes in Lisbon the second regional meeting of the European Ombudsman Network – ENO. The meeting, which will take place on 9 and 10 December, focuses on the exchange of experiences on the handling of complaints and possible parallel inquiries between the European Ombudsman and national Ombudsmen on matters relating to the application of EU law.…

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Gender violence and equality under debate at the 24th FIO Congress

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participates in the XXIV Congress and General Assembly of the Ibero-American Ombudsman Federation (FIO), which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 26 to 28, 2019. Representatives of national human rights institutions from more than 20 Ibero-American countries are gathering around the theme of "gender violence and its impacts on equality", including access…

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UN Committee against Torture: Ombudsman updates situation in Portugal

The Ombudsman was heard by the UN Committee against Torture on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Portugal. Represented by the National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) Coordinator, João Costa, and Cabinet Assistant, Ana Rita Gil, this state body has focused on its main concerns in the context of its safeguarding the…

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Human Rights in Business: Deputy Ombudsman participates in global consultation on the role of National Human Rights Institutions in responding to abuses

The Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises will convene a two-day global consultation on the role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses. The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, will take part in that global consultation that takes place on 10-11 October at Palais…

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