Ombudsman meets with Spanish counterpart

The Ombudsman, Maria Lúcia Amaral, travels to Madrid on January 20 for a working visit to Defensor del Pueblo, a similar institution in Spain, headed by Francisco Fernández Marugán.

The two-day visit aims to strengthen cooperation and share good practices and experiences.

As in the case of the Ombudsman of Portugal, the Defensor del Pueblo accumulates in Spain the original functions of mediator between citizens and Public Administrations with those of the National Human Rights Institution (INDH) and those of the National Prevention Mechanism (MNP) ) of torture and ill-treatment of persons deprived of their liberty