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Ombudsman received in audience by the President of the Assembly of the Republic following the delivery of the Reports for 2021

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, was received in audience by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, on July 21, at 11:00 am, following the delivery of the Annual Activity Report and the Report of the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture regarding 2021. Learn more here.

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Foreign citizens. Lack of articulation between the Institute of Social Security and SEF compromises access to social benefits

The Ombudsman addressed an alert to the competent authorities after receiving various complaints from foreign citizens reporting difficulties encountered with services provided by the Institute of Social Security (ISS, IP) that are not taking into account the exceptional rules in force in relation to the regularity of their stay in national territory, thereby blocking access to various social benefits. At…

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Family allowance. Ombudsman warns against significant delays and requests that applications be examined swiftly

The Ombudsman has been faced with a growing number of complaints in relation to significant delays in attribution of pre-natal family allowance, as well as in the initial attribution or reassessment of the income bracket of the family allowance for children and young people. In 2020 183 complaints on these issues were received and this year, by the end of…

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Deputy Ombudsman at “Health on a Day” conference

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, was present at the “Health on a Day” conference, which took place on 3 November, in Lisbon. To access the results of the population survey on the subject and the programme of this initiative of the Portuguese Medical Association click here and here, respectively.

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Law 26/2020. Ombudsman requests review by the Constitutional Court

The Ombudsman submitted a request to the Constitutional Court to review the constitutionality of articles 10, no. 2, 13, no. 4 and 14, no. 1 of Law no. 26/2020 of 21 July. Transposing a European directive, the aforementioned law establishes the obligation to communicate to the Tax and Customs Authority certain internal or cross-border mechanisms with tax relevance.The request addressed…

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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…