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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Deputy Ombudsman takes part in the annual conference of the European Network of Ombudsmen (ENO)

The Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, took part in the Annual Conference of the European Network of Ombudsmen (ENO) “Protection of human rights: approaches to migration and artificial intelligence”, held in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 and 10 November 2023. The ENO comprises more than 95 ombudsmen in 36 European countries. The Network includes the national and regional ombudsmen and similar…

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Ombudsman takes part in the 14th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.    

The Ombudsman, as a National Human Rights Institution and as a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), took part in the 14th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6 to 8 November 2023. The aim of GANHRI’s international conferences is to develop and promote co-operation between national human rights…

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The Portuguese Ombudsperson at the General Assembly and Congress of the Ibero-American Ombudsperson Federation (FIO)

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, and the Deputy Ombudsman, Estrela Chaby, are participating in the XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly and the XXVII Congress of the Ibero-American Ombudsperson Federation (FIO), taking place between 3 and 5 October in Barranquilla, Colombia. The agenda includes meetings of FIO’s Thematic Networks and Working Groups, the annual Congress on the theme “Independence and Autonomy in…

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Ombudsperson participates in the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the IOI

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the Board of Directors of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) which held its annual meeting from 7 to 11 May 2023, in Vienna. In addition to organizational issues and strategic priorities, the IOI Council received and heard from the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dymtro Lubinet. To learn more about the agenda…

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Office of the Ombudsman participates in the preparation of the 14th International Conference of the GANHRI 

The Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, the Coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), Miguel Feldmann, Cristina Sá Costa (International Relations Officer) and Duarte Geraldes (Adviser), participated, by telematic means, in a bilateral meeting promoted by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), on 9 March 2023. The meeting was held as part of the preparations for the…

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Ombudsperson participates in conference on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in a conference on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, promoted by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović. How to protect human rights, holistically and in all sectors of activity, in the face of accelerating reliance on digital technologies and automation based on access to personal data, and what…

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Deputy Ombudsman participates in the European Commission Report on the Rule of Law 2023

The Deputy Ombudsman participated via telematics in a meeting hosted by the European Commission on 13 February 2023, presenting the Ombudsman’s contributions to the Rule of Law Report 2023. In the context of preparing the edition of the (annual) Rule of Law Report, the European Commission consults various sources, including written contributions submitted by national authorities and entities, and conducts…

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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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Ombudsman’s Office at the 28th anniversary of the Ombudsman of Uzbekistan

The Ombudsman Office was represented at the celebrations of the 28th anniversary of the Ombudsman of Uzbekistan by the coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism, Miguel Feldmann, through an online participation.To commemorate the date, an international conference was organized, in Samarkand, on 23 March, under the theme “Interaction and Cooperation for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms”, which…

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