14. Dezember 2023
On 7 December 2023, Québec Ombudsman Marc-André Dowd released his special report on public integrity: Notoriété et crédibilité des mécanismes de divulgation au sein des organismes publics québécois. His findings are based on a survey of government employees to assess awareness of disclosure mechanisms, their accessibility and the trust they inspire.
14. Dezember 2023
Three oversight Officers of the Legislature are urging the BC government to expand its consultation on draft principles for the responsible use of artificial intelligence to members of the public in a letter to Minister of Citizens’ Services Lisa Beare. The ministry’s consultation is currently restricted to employees of the BC public service. The officers are also calling on government to ensure clear legislation is in place to protect the interest of British Columbians when AI is used.
14. Dezember 2023
After successfully conducting the first phase of awareness campaign under the IOI regional subsidy project, the IOI General Secretariat has extended the said project further under the IOI regional subsidy project and granted a subsidy grant worth 2,667/-€. A detailed plan of different activities was prepared for the proper utilization of this grant/amount.
14. Dezember 2023
On 7 December 2023, the Malawi Parliament passed the Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2023 after close to one and half hours of scrutiny. This bill seeks to amend the Ombudsman Act (Cap. 3:07) in order to clarify and strengthen the legal framework of the jurisdiction and mandate of the Ombudsman.
14. Dezember 2023
The African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) successfully concluded its 7th General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, from 27-29 November 2023. Themed "Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation and Ombudsman Roles," this assembly was a pivotal forum for leaders and delegates from across Africa to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the evolving ethical considerations in mediation and Ombudsman services.
13. Dezember 2023
El Defensor del Pueblo, Eduardo Leblanc González, participó de manera virtual el 4 de deciembre de 2023, en la conferencia de partes de cambio climático COP28 UAE, en la que tocó el tema: “Efecto del Cambio Climático en comunidades Insulares: El Ejemplo de Gardí Subdup, Panamá”.
7. Dezember 2023
En avril 2021, la Commission européenne a publié une proposition de règlement sur l’intelligence artificielle (IA). Depuis, le Défenseur des droits et la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’Homme ont respectivement apporté leurs contributions. Tous deux plaident pour la prise en compte des droits fondamentaux et du droit de la non-discrimination dans le cadre juridique en cours de négociation.
7. Dezember 2023
El Defensor del Pueblo andaluz cumplió, el 1 de diciembre de 2023, 40 años como “voz de los sin voz” y su titular, Jesús Maeztu, llamó a la ciudadanía a “no asumir como normal lo inaceptable” como respuesta ante la pérdida o retroceso en el disfrute de los derechos sociales.