AFRICA: AOMA General Assembly and 1st Bilateral Conference held in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Institution of the Ombudsman (EIO) hosted the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) - African Union (AU) 1st Bilateral Conference and 4th General Assembly from 4 to 7 November 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. IOI President Adv. John R. Walters delivered a message of support in the opening ceremony of the Conference.
POLAND: A well-functioning local government
The upcoming municipal elections in Poland created a good opportunity to discuss the problems faced by residents of communes, districts and voivodeships. For this purpose, the Human Rights Defender has created a second index of problems developed on the basis of requests and complaints received by the Office of the Human Rights Defender.
MEXICO: Senate elects new President of National Human Rights Commission
Last week the Senate has elected Mr Luis Raúl González Pérez as the new President of the Mexican National Human Rights Commission (Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos, CNDH). Mr Gonzales succeeds Dr. Raul Plascencia Villanueva, whose term ended.