Ombudsman’s Office participates in the 109th Session of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, and Cristina Sá Costa (Head of International Relations) participated in the 109th Session of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, held in Geneva on 18-19 April, during which there was a dialogue between the Portuguese State and the Committee on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of…

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Ombudsperson meets with Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, met with the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmytro Lubinets, on 29 March, in Amsterdam, in the margins of the conference on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights. The meeting allowed to address, in particular, issues related to the Ukrainian community living in Portugal, namely the one received under the special reception programme…

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Portuguese Ombudsperson participated in the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

The Portuguese Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, and the Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, participated in the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), that took place between 14 and 16 March, in Geneva, on the occasion of the commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the…

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TAIEX. Ombudsman’s Office participates in assistance program for Ombudsman-type Balkan countries

The Ombudsman’s Office is participating in the assistance program for Ombudsman-type institutions in the Balkan region, within the scope of the TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange) project, promoted by the European Commission in the perspective of their accession to the European Union (EU). The objective of this mission is to evaluate the independence and efficiency of the functioning of…

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Ombudsman at the 27th Assembly of the FIO

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the XXVII General Assembly of the FIO, Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen, which took place in Mexico City from 28 November to 1 December 2022. The work brought together more than a hundred representatives of public human rights bodies from 21 countries. They focused in particular on the challenges posed by the pandemic and…

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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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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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