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Ombudsmen Globally

On behalf of the European Region of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) the Office of the National Ombudsman of the Netherlands will hold two “poldershops” in November 2018 (one on the new EU data protection regulation and one on communication). A few places are still available and you are invited to register online.
More than 260 NHRI representatives from around the globe met from 10 to 12 October in Marrakech, Morocco, to explore the roles and contributions NHRIs can have in expanding civic space and promoting and protecting human rights defenders, with a particular attention to women human rights defenders.
In a report released on October 10, 2018, the Québec Ombudsman looked into Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ) recourse for people kept in a health institution against their will. The investigation revealed that overly long wait times for contesting confinement jeopardize access to such recourse.