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EMEL. Ombudsman’s Office welcomes reversal of fine in case of faulty parking meter

The Ombudsman’s Office welcomes the decision by EMEL – Empresa Municipal de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa, E.M.S.A., to reverse the imposition of a fine for non-payment of a parking fee after it was proven that the nearest parking meter was out of order. This review followed the intervention of the Ombudsman’s Office, which found that the metadata of the…

2023-10-16
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World Mental Health Day. National Preventive Mechanism participates in conference on mental health and human rights

The Ombudsman was represented by the Coordinator of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) Miguel Feldmann, at the conference marking World Mental Health Day (10th October), organised by the National Coordination of Mental Health Policies and the National Health Service (Ministry of Health) in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Miguel Feldmann has taken part as a speaker in the conference on…

2023-10-10
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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…

2023-10-04
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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…

2023-10-04
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International Day of Older Persons

Assinala-se hoje o Dia Internacional do Idoso, oferecendo a oportunidade para fazer uma breve atualização da atividade da Linha dedicada aos mais velhos disponibilizada pela Provedoria de Justiça. Sem grandes variações face a anos anteriores, ao longo de 2023 e até ao momento foram recebidas mil e duzentas chamadas, motivadas essencialmente por pedidos de informação sobre apoios e respostas sociais,…

2023-10-02
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Cape Verde’s Ombudsman visits the Ombudsman’s Office

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, accompanied by the Deputy Ombudsmen, Estrela Chaby and Ravi Afonso Pereira, received the Ombudsman of Cape Verde, José Carlos Delgado, on the premises of the Ombudsman’s Office, during a visit followed by lunch on 29 September. It was an opportunity for the Portuguese Ombudsperson and her Cape Verdean counterpart to reinforce the objective of collaboration…

2023-09-29
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Additional Solidarity Tax on the Banking Sector. Ombudsman recommends that the Minister of Finance repeal the regime on which the tax is based

The Ombudsman has sent a recommendation to the Minister of Finance to repeal, as soon as possible, the regime on which the so-called Additional Solidarity Tax on the Banking Sector (“ASSB”) is based. After an in-depth study of the tax, carried out following the receipt of a complaint, it was concluded that it violates the principle of ability to pay,…

2023-09-22
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INA – Deputy Ombudsperson at the opening of the 4th edition of the Human Rights Training Programme for Public Administration

The Deputy Ombudsperson, Estrela Chaby, attended the first day of the 4th edition of the Human Rights Training Programme for Public Administration, organised by the National Institute of Administration (INA), participating in the Reflection Webinar “Priorities of the National Human Rights Institution”, on September 21. The programme aims to promote human rights and fundamental rights in Portuguese public services and…

2023-09-21
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CEJ – Deputy Ombudsperson at the Solemn Opening Ceremony of the 40th Magistrates’ Training Course for the Judicial Courts and the 10th Judges’ Training Course for the Administrative and Tax Courts

The Ombudsman was represented by the Deputy Ombudsperson, Estrela Chaby, at the Solemn Opening Ceremony of the 40th Magistrates’ Training Course for the Judicial Courts and the 10th Judges’ Training Course for the Administrative and Tax Courts, which took place at the Centre for Judicial Studies (CEJ), in Lisbon, on 18 September 2023. More information about the ceremony here.

2023-09-18
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Ombudsman at conference organised by Associação Participar+ on “The fragility of democratic institutions in Portugal”

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, closed the first cycle of sessions of the conference organised by the Participar+ Association on “The fragility of democratic institutions in Portugal”. The event took place on 18 September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. To read the Ombudsman’s speech, click here [in Portuguese only].

2023-09-18

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