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An IOI Workshop on “Human rights challenges now: the Ombudsman facing threats”, was hosted by the Office of the Ombudsman of Catalonia and held in Barcelona from 26 – 27 April 2016.
The Offices of the Commonwealth and NSW Ombudsman recently worked in partnership to develop and present a three-day training program in Vanuatu in April 2016 on “Strengthening Skills in Administrative Investigations”.
Mary McFadyen, Saskatchewan’s Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner, released the Ombudsman Saskatchewan Annual Report 2015 and the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner Annual Report 2015 today. The Ombudsman received 22% more complaints in 2015 than in 2014. In addition, the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction was expanded in November to include municipalities.