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Alberto Sampaio da Nóvoa. Ombudsman’s Office pays homage to the memory of one of its founders

The Ombudsman’s Office pays a heartfelt and grateful tribute to the memory of Alberto Manuel de Sequeira Leal Sampaio da Nóvoa, recalling the decisive role he played in the founding moment of this State institution for the defense of citizens’ rights. Sampaio da Nóvoa was the author of the project that gave rise to Decree-Law 212/75, which established the creation…

Content type: Activity
Remessas extracomunitárias entre particulares – isenção de IVA (2/A/2022)
Entity addressed: Presidente do Conselho de Administração dos CTT e Diretor de Serviços de Regulação Aduaneira
Content type: Activity
Contabilização da avaliação obtida pelos ex-militares das Forças Armadas após ingresso na Administração (1/A/2022)

Contabilização da avaliação obtida pelos ex-militares das Forças Armadas após ingresso na Administração

Entity addressed: Ministra da Defesa Nacional e Ministra da Presidência
Content type: News
International Human Rights Day

On 10 December the international community celebrates International Human Rights Day, marking the moment when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Constituting a civilizational milestone in our collective history, the Declaration brought to the legal, social and cultural level the strong idea that all human beings are holders of inalienable rights, regardless…

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Former Combatant Card. Useful information

The Ombudsman has received various complaints about delays in the issue of the Former Combatant’s Card, and it has been established that these delays are often the result of out-of-date data from the applicants. In order to update this data, interested parties may access the Balcão Único da Defesa and submit the completed form, which is available there. Alternatively, this…

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Professional Associations. Ombudsman heard by Parliamentary Working Group

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, was in Parliament for a presencial hearing on the legislative initiatives under appraisal by the Working Group on the legal framework of Professional Associations. The hearing took place at the request of the coordinator of the Working Group, constituted in the scope of the Commission of Labour, Social Security and Inclusion.

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Ombudsman at the 27th Assembly of the FIO

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, participated in the XXVII General Assembly of the FIO, Ibero-American Federation of Ombudsmen, which took place in Mexico City from 28 November to 1 December 2022. The work brought together more than a hundred representatives of public human rights bodies from 21 countries. They focused in particular on the challenges posed by the pandemic and…

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‘More Sustainable Buildings’. Ombudsman suggests changes to the support programme

A Provedora de Justiça enviou ao Secretário de Estado do Ambiente e da Energia um ofício sugerindo alterações ao PAES – Programa de Apoio a Edifícios Mais Sustentáveis, destinadas a evitar, de futuro, a repetição de constrangimentos e iniquidades que levaram a mais de uma centena de queixas ao longo do último ano. Com base na experiência resultante da instrução…

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Ombudsman received the Minister of Justice of the Bavarian Government

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, received a delegation from the Ministry of Justice of the Bavarian State Government, headed by Minister Georg Eisenreich and accompanied by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Julia Monar, in an audience on 3 November. During the meeting, several aspects related to the history and the national and international activity of the Ombudsman…

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Ombudsman at Seminar on Responsible Gaming

Representing the Portuguese Ombudsman, the adviser Carla Vicente participated, on 31 October, in a Seminar on Responsible Gaming, organized by the Gaming Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association. The Seminar took place in the context of the procedure underway, in Brazil, to regulate the gaming market, and the topic was addressed in an interdisciplinary manner, with the presence of…