En el Día Internacional de las personas migrantes, que se celebra el 18 de diciembre, el Defensor del Pueblo (e.f.), Francisco Fernández Marugán, quiere insistir en la necesidad de mejorar la primera acogida y asistencia de las personas que llegan a las costas españolas en situación irregular.
At the invitation of the Ombudsman of Portugal, Maria Lúcia Amaral, the third meeting of the Network of Ombudsmen, National Commissions for Human Rights and other Human Rights Institutions of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP Human Rights Network) took place on 13 December in Lisbon.
Le Défenseur des droits, Jacques Toubon, a reçu ce jour, avec satisfaction, aux côtés de Sophie Cluzel, Secrétaire d’Etat aux personnes handicapées, les 20 propositions pour développer l’accès et la participation des enfants et adolescents en situation de handicap aux centres de loisirs.
El pasado 10 de diciembre de 2018, Luis Raúl González Pérez, Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH), dio un discurso con motivo de la entrega del Premio Nacional de los Derechos Humanos 2018.
Se publica una nueva infografía con los resultados emergentes del procesamiento de la Base de datos de casos de Tortura y Malos Tratos Investigados por la Procuración Penitenciaria de la Nación (PPN), actualizados al primer semestre de 2018. 
The Ombudsman announces two direct investigations reports on“Social Welfare Department’s Monitoring of Services of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly” and “Government’s Regulation of Proprietary Chinese Medicine”
New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, has been elected to an important international role following a meeting last month of some 20 regional ombudsmen. From April next year, Mr Boshier will be the Regional President of IOI’s Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region (APOR). He already serves as one of three APOR Board Directors.
On 14 December 2018 IOI Secretary Günther Kräuter welcomed Ombudsman of the Vorarlberg region in Austria, Mr Florian Bachmayr-Heyda, as new Voting member of the IOI.

 

Polish Human Rights Commissioner Adam Bodnar spoke at the public hearing on “The situation of the Rule of Law in Poland, in particular as regards the independence of the judiciary”.
After having invited the Austrian Ombudsman Board to visit a Hungarian correctional institution last year, the Hungarian Ombudsman László Székely came to visit the correctional institution Eisenstadt together with a delegation of the Austrian Ombudsman Board from the area of competence of Ombudswoman Gertrude Brinek, on December 12th.