Ombudsman requests constitutional review of rules limiting TVDE activity in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

The Ombudsman has submitted a request to the Constitutional Court for a declaration of unconstitutionality, with general binding force, of rules in force in the Autonomous Region of Madeira that limit the activity of individual passenger transport in uncharacterised vehicles, known by the acronym TVDE. At present, TVDE activity in the Autonomous Region of Madeira is subject to a numerus…

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Ombudsman at Council of State meeting

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, took part in the meeting of the Council of State held on 9 November 2023 at the Palácio de Belém in Lisbon. The Council of State was convened under Article 145 a) and e) of the Constitution – under which this consultative body is responsible for “pronouncing on the dissolution of the Assembly of the…

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Ombudsman takes part in the 14th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.    

The Ombudsman, as a National Human Rights Institution and as a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), took part in the 14th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6 to 8 November 2023. The aim of GANHRI’s international conferences is to develop and promote co-operation between national human rights…

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Migrants’ rights. Deputy Ombudsman at the closing session of the Congress on the Rights of Migrants in Detention organised by the International Organisation for Migration and the Portuguese Bar Association

The Ombudsman was represented by the Deputy Ombudsman, Ravi Afonso Pereira, at the closing session of the Congress organised by the Human Rights Commission of the Portuguese Bar Association (CDHOA) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on the theme of “Migrants’ Rights in Detention”. The congress took place on 19 and 20 October at the Salão Nobre of the…

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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…

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