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2021 Report: Cases handled rise 6% to a new high. Social Protection leads complaints and Health registers strong growth. Reception of foreigners maintains serious deficiencies

In 2021, a record volume of 12,219 new cases were processed, as a result of a 6% annual increase in the number of complaints admitted. Based on 2017, the beginning of the first mandate of the current Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, the accumulated growth in the number of new complaints processed is 57%. A new high of 21 259 requests…

2022-07-01
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Ombudsman at the opening of the Annual Meeting to Assess the Activity of the Children and Youth Protection Commissions

The Ombudsman was present at the Annual Meeting for Evaluation of the Activity of the Commissions for Protection of Children and Youth (CPCJ) that took place between June 22 and 24, in Reguengos de Monsaraz. Maria Lúcia Amaral gave the inaugural lecture around the theme of the Meeting – Children in a context of crisis. To read the Ombudsman’s communication…

2022-06-22
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AUTO and IVAucher. Ombudsman warns of difficulties in access to the programs that should be corrected in the future

At the end of the Auto and IVAucher programs, the Ombudsman sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs, alerting to the receipt of various complaints in relation to both programs, in particular in relation to difficulties in access to the benefits granted by these programs due to reasons beyond the responsibility of taxpayers. Amongst the most…

2022-06-08
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The Portuguese Ombudsman requests a review of the constitutionality of norms of the Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Age

The Ombudsman submitted to the Constitutional Court a request for a declaration of unconstitutionality, with mandatory general force, of the norms included in numbers 5 and 6 of article 6, of Law nr. 27/2021, of May 17th, that approves the Portuguese Charter of Human Rights in the Digital Era. To read the appeal click here [in Portuguese only].

2022-06-02
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Children’s Day. A brief balance of the Ombudsman’s recent activity

The commemoration of Children’s Day, this 1st June, provides an opportunity for the Ombudsman to present the community with a balance, albeit very brief, of the activity that has been developed in relation to the protection and defense of the rights of the youngest. Since 1993, the Provedoria’s services have made available a telephone line especially dedicated to issues related…

2022-06-01
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Ombudsman represented in the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Ombudsman of Mozambique

The Ombudsman was represented in the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Ombudsman of Mozambique by the coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism Miguel Feldmann. The event was marked by an international conference, held on May 26, and an institutional visit to the Ombudsman’s new facilities in Maputo.

2022-05-26
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Deputy Ombudsman in the solemn commemorative session of the Lawyer’s Day

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, attended the solemn commemorative session of the Lawyer’s Day, which took place on the 19th, at the Library of the National Palace of Mafra. In this session, the Gold Medal and the Medal of Honor of the Portuguese Bar Association were awarded, as well as the Medal of Honor for lawyers with 50 years of…

2022-05-19
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Deputy Ombudsman at the opening session of the Seminar on Juvenile Justice

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, participated in the opening session of the Seminar on Juvenile Justice. Organized by Lusófona University, the seminar took place on May 18 and focused on public policies aimed at preventing deviant and disruptive behavior in the context of the pandemic.

2022-05-18
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Deputy Ombudsman attended the XXII International Congress of Real Estate Law

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, attended the XXII International Congress of Real Estate Law. The Congress took place at the Alfândega Congress Center in Oporto, under the themes “The Land Registry and Globalization” and “Sustainable Development – the role of the real estate registry in the challenges of the XXI century”.

2022-05-16
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Deputy Ombudsman at the commemorative session of the creation of the Supreme Court of Justic

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, was present at the commemorative session of the creation of the Supreme Court of Justice, which took place on May 16.

2022-05-16