Three councils failed to act with accountability and transparency in a matter involving the outsourcing of parking fine reviews, Ombudsman Deborah Glass has found.
Throughout the past year, the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO) continued its work to advance fairness for Veterans and their families with a particular focus on the issues of wait times; financial security and transition.
Sweden has received international criticism for a long time due to inmates’ conditions in Swedish remand prisons. The criticism concerns, primarily, the fact that inmates with restrictions are put in isolation and thereby in a situation that may risk their mental and physical health.
La Defensoría de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes de la Provincia de Santa Fe presentó a las autoridades de la Secretaría de los derechos de la Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia de la provincia de Santa Fe la publicación “El acogimiento familiar en la provincia de Santa Fe. Diagnósticos y propuestas. Informe 2019”.
In an article on “The anatomy of the crime against the Polish judiciary” published by Magazyn TVN24, the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights, Adam Bodnar comments on the complex developments regarding the judiciary system in Poland, lists the most frequently encountered popular opinions and tries to explain why it can be dangerous to accept those arguments.
In a joint statement in support of the Public Defender (Ombudsman), the IOI, ENNHRI, GANHRI, EQUINET and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders underline their concerns about recent actions by the Georgian government relating to a prison visit conducted by the Georgian NPM and the fact that the Minister of Justice exposed video recordings of confidential meetings between NPM staff and prisoners on it social media channels.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman Michael Manthorpe PSM published a report about his Office’s activities in overseeing immigration detention during the first half of 2019.
The Control Yuan (CY) held its 2019 Performance Review Meeting on 17 January 2020. Control Yuan recommendations boosted state coffers by NT$1.5 billion in 2019.
A new survey published by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman found that one in five people did not feel safe while in the care of the NHS mental health service that treated them.
Finland’s first Parliamentary Ombudsman began his work 100 years ago, on 1 January 1920. The position of Parliamentary Ombudsman was established by the Constitution of 1919, so the institution is almost as old as the independent nation of Finland, and it is the second-oldest parliamentary ombudsman institution in the world.