IOI President Peter Tyndall delivered a presentation at the Ombudsman Association (OA) Conference 2017 which was held from 25 – 26 May 2017 in Loughborough Conference Centre in England.
Mr. Joe Loran was appointed Acting Alberta Ombudsman as of April 16, 2017, upon the retirement of the province’s eighth Ombudsman, Peter Hourihan.
The Government has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Manthorpe PSM as the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
The Office of the People’s Advocate of Moldova announced that the statute and role of the People’s Advocate have been enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova.
Representantes de Adpra se reunieron con el Director Ejecutivo del Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social de Jubilados y Pensiones para articular el trabajo entre ambas instituciones.
Género y políticas de drogas: La Procuración Penitenciaria de la Nación (PPN) está explorando enfoques innovadores frente a las leyes en materia de drogas y el encarcelamiento. La serie “Enfoques Innovadores Globales”, recientemente publicada, destaca varios programas y reformas jurídicas de todo el mundo que promueven políticas de drogas más eficaces y humanas.
Concluyeron los trabajos de la Segunda Cumbre Iberoamericana “Migración y Derechos Humanos. Una nueva mirada”, donde se comprometieron, los Ombudsman de Iberoamérica, con la supervisión, apoyo y seguimiento al cumplimiento de las acciones asumidas por los Estados de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas.
The Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have been cooperating on combating violence since 2016. A project on “Empowerment of Women in Displacement Situations” continued this year and covered four regions.
Greek Ombudsman Andreas Pottakis will present a special report on migration flows and refugee protection. This report focuses on human rights and the 2015/2016 migration and refugees crisis management and will be launched in Hall on 1 June 2017.
The Public Defender of Georgia, Mr Ucha Nanuashvili, has addressed the Venice Commission concerning the draft amendments to the Constitution of Georgia, which had not been taken into account within the framework of the State’s Constitutional Commission, during the evaluating period. In his letter the Public Defender focuses on the amendments aimed at weakening the standards of protection and implementation of fundamental human rights and freedoms enshrined in the current edition of the Constitution.