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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Ombudsman in Angola to participate in the fifth meeting of the CPLP-Human Rights Network

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, travelled to Luanda, Angola, to participate in the fifth Meeting of the Network of Ombudsmen, National Human Rights Commissions and other National Human Rights Institutions of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, CPLP Network – Human Rights. The meeting, which resulted in the Luanda Declaration, was promoted by the Ombudsman of Angola, Florbela Rocha Araújo, who…

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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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