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Ombudsmen Globally

On 15 March 2019, the “Principles on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution”, (“The Venice Principles”) were adopted by the Venice Commission. The Venice Commission is the Council of Europe’s Commission for Democracy through Law providing legal advice to its Member States.  
The Ombudsman of Valle d’Aosta (Italy), Mr Enrico Formento Dojot, generously hosts an IOI Workshop in Aosta from 28 – 29 March 2019. The workshop will focus on the topic of “Working Network: Experience and Perspective of an upcoming reality” and held at the Palazzo Regionale in Aosta.
From the 12th to the 15th of March, a Mediation Training for African Ombudsman was held in Durban, South Africa. The IOI in collaboration with the African Ombudsman Research Centre  (AORC) had organized a program, tailor-made for the needs of African Ombudsinstitutions, hosted by the Public Protector of South Africa.