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.
Comme chaque année, le Médiateur, Marc Bertrand, a présenté son rapport annuel 2017 devant les Commissions permanentes du Parlement de Wallonie.
Las Defensorías del Pueblo protegen los derechos humanos de los desfavorecidos y dan voz a los que no la tienen. A continuación se presentan casos recientes del Yuan de Control relacionados con la protección de los derechos de grupos vulnerables. Además, el Yuan de Control se presentó la primera investigación oficial sobre la situación de las personas bisexuales en Taiwán.
The 40th Annual Conference of the United States Ombudsman Association (USOA) will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 18 – 20 September 2019. The conference is hosted by the Office of the Ombudsman of Hawaii, since 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the institution.
Ombudsman Deborah Glass is to investigate Wellington Shire Council’s handling of matters affecting land owners in the Ninety Mile Beach area of Gippsland.
General Viddhavat Rajatanun was appointed Chief Ombudsman of Thailand following the Royal Appointment granted by His Majesty the King Mahavajiralongkorn on November 18, 2018.


Ms. Connie Lau, The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, presented her annual report at the Legislative Council meeting held on 7 December 2018.
The Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas has urged the Parliament to avoid the initiatives that would have a political and/or economic influence on the public broadcaster, thus violating the provisions of Article 10 of the ECtHR.