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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.
The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) requests the Secretariats of the Interior (SEGOB), and Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) to implement measures to avoid the disprotection, motivated by the lack of resources, of 727 beneficiaries secured by the Mechanism for the Protection of Rights Defenders Humans and Journalists (MPPDDHP).
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.