Advanced Search
Search all these words:
Search exactly these words/phrase:
Search one or more of the words:
Date of publication from:
Content type:

search results

Content type: Other Decisions
Fiscalidade. IRS. Retenção na fonte.

Processo : R-485/02 (A2) Assessor : Elsa Dias Assunto : Fiscalidade. IRS. Retenção na fonte. Objecto : Procedimentos de retenção na fonte sobre retroactivos e 14º mês. Decisão : O processo foi arquivado depois de efectuada uma chamada de atenção à entidade pagadora dos rendimentos (a CGA) quanto à interpretação e aplicação do Decreto-Lei nº 42/91, de 22 de Janeiro.…

Content type: News
International Day of Older Persons. Health is the most recurrent theme in requests for assistance received by the Senior Citizens’ Hotline

The Ombudsman’s Senior Citizens’ Hotline received 1,239 calls to date this year, with the greatest number of requests for assistance related to health (167). This data may confirm the inversion observed in 2021, when, for the first time in the 23 years of existence of this line dedicated to assisting senior citizens, health questions exceeded those related to social responses,…

Content type: News
Access to public employment. Ombudsman expresses concern in relation to discrimination on grounds of age and recommends that the Government re-examines the legislation in force

The Ombudsman sent a recommendation to the Minister for Modernization of the State and Public Administration in order to promote inter-ministerial reflection, and consequent re-examination of the legal solutions in force, in relation to the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of age in access to public employment. The recommendation arises in the wake of persistent complaints received from people who…

Content type: News
CTT. The Portuguese Ombudsman asks for an end to undue charging of VAT on small-value non-Community shipments between private individuals

The Portuguese Postal Service (CTT) is unduly demanding payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on small-value non-EU remittances between private individuals, concluded the Ombudsman after examining several complaints in this regard. In a recommendation addressed to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of CTT – Correios de Portugal, S.A. and communicated to the Director of Customs Regulation Services of…

Content type: News
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…

Content type: News
National Preventive Mechanism carries out joint visits to places of detention with UK counterpart

The NPM – National Preventive Mechanism carried out joint visits to places of detention with its UK counterpart in November. The British NPM participated in the visits to the Detention Space at Lisbon Airport and to the Torres Novas prison establishment, and the Portuguese NPM team took part in the inspection of Garth prison, in Lancashire. The joint visits stem…

Content type: News
Disabled Citizens’ Hotline. Problems and delays in the Social Benefit for Inclusion and medical certificates were among those that generated the most calls

To mark International Day of the Person with Disability, the Ombudsman presented a brief assessment of the activity developed by the telephone line especially dedicated to supporting these fellow citizens. Throughout 2022, in the period between 1st January and 30th November, the Disabled Citizens’ Line received 502 calls, a number that exceeds the total received in the previous year. Evolution…

Content type: News
Ombudsman requests review of rules in the legal regime governing access to and exercise of the profession of driving examiner and recognition of training bodies

The Ombudsman submitted a request to the Constitutional Court for a declaration of unconstitutionality, with general binding force, of rules contained in Law 45/2012, of 29 August, which approves the legal regime for access to and exercise of the profession of driving examiner and the recognition of training bodies. The provisions in question are article 4(b) of the law, according…

Content type: News
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.

Content type: News
The detention of migrant children in Portugal – concerns and recommendations

On World Children’s Day, the Ombudsman was represented at the meeting on alternatives to the administrative detention of migrant children in Portugal, organised in Lisbon by IOM – International Organisation for Migration (the United Nations Migration Agency), by the Coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism, Miguel Feldmann, who presented a communication entitled “The National Preventive Mechanism and the detention of…


© 2023 / Provedor de Justiça - All rights reserved