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Maria Lúcia Amaral takes office for a second mandate as Ombudsman

On 2 December, at 12.30 pm, Professor Maria Lúcia da Conceição Abrantes Amaral took up her post as Ombudsman for a second mandate, in a ceremony presided over by the President of the Assembly of the Republic. Under the terms of the provisions established in no. 3 of article 23 of the Constitution, on 19 November, the Assembly of the…

Content type: News
Deputy Ombudsman intervenes at the 10th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, addressed the 10th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, which takes place from 29 November to 1 December 2021, under the theme: “The next decade of business and human rights: increasing the pace and scale of action to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” Teresa Anjinho participated in the Forum as…

Content type: News
FIO. XXV Network Meeting, General Assembly and Congress on the theme “Pandemic, good governance and Human Rights

The 25th magna meeting of the Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO) took place between 24 and 26 November in the Dominican Republic under the theme “Pandemic, good administration and Human Rights The meeting allowed representatives from 22 Ibero-American countries to analyse and exchange points of view, based on their experiences, on the impacts of the pandemic, in particular among those…

Content type: News
Absence due to death of family member. Ombudsman recommends alterations to the counting criteria in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

The Ombudsman recommended to the Regional Secretary of Finances of the Regional Government of Madeira an alteration to the understanding adopted thus far by the Autonomous Regional Administration in relation to the method of counting justified absences on consecutive days, due to death of a family member. In contrast to the arguments sustained in the specific case that motivated the…

Content type: News
Ombudsman at the 17th National Congress on Bioethics

The Ombudsman participated in the 17th National Congress on Bioethics, under the theme “Our post-pandemic future”. Maria Lúcia Amaral opened the session dedicated to Fundamental Rights. The Congress was co-organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, the Portuguese Bioethics Association and the Legal and Economic Research Centre…

Content type: News
Digital signature. Ombudsman warns that Public Administration services must provide alternative means for citizens

The Ombudsman suggested to a local authority to change its municipal regulations, in the part that requires a qualified digital signature for the delivery of requests, documents and complaints.  The suggestion arose from a complaint submitted to the Ombudsman by a person who, not knowing how to use the qualified digital signature, was unable to submit documents to the municipal…

Content type: News
Ombudsman marks the Universal Day of the Rights of the Child

On 20 November, we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1989, signed by Portugal on 26 January 1990 and approved, for ratification, by Resolution no. 20/90 of the Assembly of the Republic, on 8 June 1990. Welcoming a new vision on the unquestionable…

Content type: Recommendations
Faltas por falecimento de familiar. Contagem do período previsto na lei
Content type: Recommendations
Regras em matéria de acesso ao emprego no setor público. Fixação de limites etários máximos. Proibição da discriminação em razão da idade
Entity addressed: Ministra da Modernização do Estado e da Administração Pública
Content type: News
Deputy Ombudsman participates in ENNHRI Leadership Forum

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, participates in the Leadership Forum of ENNHRI- European Network of National Human Rights Institutions. The Forum sessions take place from 10 to 26 November 2021.  To access the programme click here.