It is proposed that the Office of the Ombdusman will also be providing resources and shared services to a Protected Disclosures Office which is due to be established by the end of 2021. The Office is currently developing its Statement of Strategy for the period 2022-2024.
Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for the role of Ireland’s next Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday, 26th August, 2021 at 3 pm.

Le Bureau de l’ombud des vétérans (BOV) a publié aujourd’hui son rapport intitulé Soutien par les pairs pour les vétérans ayant subi un traumatisme sexuel militaire.

Le BOV recommande au ministre des Anciens Combattants de mettre en place un programme de soutien par les pairs financé qui répond aux besoins des vétérans qui ont subi un TSM.

On July 13, 2021, the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights, in the framework of its competences as an Equality Body, issued a Statement regarding the phenomenon of speech that promotes/incites racism and xenophobia and the specific implications that such speech has when it is expressed online through the internet.
Preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT) is an area of increasing focus at the international, regional and national levels. This also applies to the prison context, due to fears that prisons may represent breeding grounds for VERLT. In a joint project, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Penal Reform International (PRI) prepared a guide, which seeks to provide detention monitors with an enhanced understanding of VERLT and discusses the key human rights issues arising in the context of preventing and countering VERLT in prisons.
A 71-year-old cancer patient died after a Health Board provided her with a “very poor standard of care”, the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has found. The Ombudsman launched an investigation after receiving a complaint about the care given to Mrs X (anonymised) in December 2019 by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.
The ‘widening cracks’ in local government complaint handling are being highlighted in the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints 2020-2021, published today.
Mr. Rajmanlal Joseph was appointed the 5th Ombudsman of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for a period of 3 years. Mr. Joseph succeeded Mr. Patrick Mark Wellington who served as Ombudsman from 2018 to 2021.
Saisie depuis 2017 de plusieurs réclamations de familles portant sur la situation d’enfants français et de leurs mères retenus dans les camps au nord-est de la Syrie, la Défenseure des droits a adressé des observations au Comité des droits de l’enfant, en qualité de tiers-intervenant au titre de sa mission de défense des droits et de l’intérêt supérieur de l’enfant que lui confie la loi organique du 29 mars 2011.
On 22 June 2021, the State Comptroller and Ombudsman, Mr. Matanyahu Englman, laid on the table of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) Annual Report 47 of the Ombudsman for the year 2020.