IOI President and Irish Ombudsman Peter Tyndall spoke at a conference on “The Venice Principles in strengthening Ombudsman Institutions” in Nicosia on 10 December 2019. The conference was organised by the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen and The Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights of Cyprus.
The "Principles on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution", (The Venice Principles) were adopted by the Venice Commission in March 2019.
Mr Tyndall, who actively participated in the development of the Venice Principles, spoke about how they recognise the important role that ombudsman institutions play in protecting the rule of law and human rights.
Mr Tyndall also praised the work of the Cypriot Ombudswoman. “Ms Stylianou-Lottides’ strong reputation is justified when we look at her accomplishments so far in Cyprus. She is combating malpractices in the government, acting as a safeguard for human rights and she is making sure the rule of law is respected and enforced in the correct way,” he said.
Source: Office of the Ombudsman of Ireland