13th E-News Letter of Asian Ombudsman Association February 2019(2nd Issues)

 

AZERBAIJAN The Azerbaijani Ombudsman attaches great importance to the promotion of inclusive education in the country

The representative of Azerbaijan Ombudsman Institution took part at the Consultative meeting on Analysis of the inclusive education policy in Azerbaijan which was held by the “Regional Development” Public Union of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation within the framework of the project named “Improvement of the teachers’ skills in the field of inclusive education” implemented with the support of the European Union.
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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG   Stop passing the buck on complaints, Hong Kong Ombudsman tells government departments and office of Ombudsman-positive complaint culture for better administration:

Stop passing the buck on complaints, Hong Kong Ombudsman tells government departments

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office of Ombudsman-positive complaint culture for better administration

 
 

ARMENIA Constitutional Court recognized automatic deprivation of means of communication in disciplinary cells unconstitutional:

The Constitutional Court recognized unconstitutional the legal regulations stating the automatic (by default) deprivation of the contact with outside world of detainees and convicted persons transferred to the disciplinary cell, based on the application submitted by the Human Rights Defender. The Court stated June 5, 2019 as a deadline for the National Assembly and the Government, giving a possibility to correspond the challenged provisions to the requirements of the decision, otherwise they will be declared repealed.

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG   Ombudsman Hong Kong announces results of two direct investigations:

On 19 February 2019, Hong Kong Ombudsman Connie Lau announced the completion of two direct investigations, namely “Government’s support for non-Chinese speaking students” and “Government’s handling of two trees in front of Tang Chi Ngong Building of University of Hong Kong”.:

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IRAN    The President of GIO Mr. Justice Naser SERAJ, participated at the 10th Annual Conference of the International Association of Anti-corruption Authorities

The President of the General Inspection Organization (the GIO) of Islamic Republic of IRAN, Justice Naser SERAJ, participated at the 10th Annual Conference of the International Association of Anti-corruption Authorities , which took place in Vienna (Austria), from 22 – 24 January 2019; he held meetings with key figures international ombudsman institutions:
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ARMENIA Human Rights Defender reports on monitoring visit to “Dzorak” mental health care center:

Out of date food, expired medications and medical supplies, overcrowding and other gross breaches. The Human Rights Defender has summed up the results of the monitoring visit to “Dzorak” mental health care center of the RA Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

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AZERBAIJAN National Preventive Group of the Ombudsman visited the prison

Members of the National Preventive Group (NPG) against Torture of the Ombudsman of Azerbaijan visited the prison in Gobustan under the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice.
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TATARSTAN    The Commissioner for human rights in the Republic of Tatarstan presented annual Report at a meeting of the State Council

In the Annual Report, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic  addressed the issues of violations of labor and housing rights, the right to health care and medical care, the right to education. 

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Sri Linka   The President of Sri Linka has appointed Mr. Justice Kankani Tantri Chitrasiri as Ombudsman of (Parliamentary Commissioner for administration) of Sri Lanka

His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Justice Kankani Tantri Chitrasiri  as the Ombudsman (Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration) of Sri Lanka in place of Mr.L.A.T. Ekanayake who retired on 23rd of January 2019.
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AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman encourages young people to be more active in decision making process

The 2nd of February is nationally celebrated as Youth day in Azerbaijan according to the Decree signed by the President, Haydar Aliyev in 1997. Since that day, each year numerous events are conducted in the country where the young people actively participate. On this occasion by the initiative of Azerbaijani Ombudsman many events were organized in different regions of the country with participation of the young people.
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TATARSTAN    The audit on the complaint on the violation of the right in educational institution

The working group of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan checked the circumstances described in the complaint of the citizen. The audit found that the primary school teacher, the class teacher of the applicant’s son, indeed allowed a lack of control over the balance of the student’s school meal card, and therefore the latter was deprived of the necessary food during the day.
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AZERBAIJAN   An event on “Child rights: Equal opportunities” was held by the initiative of the Azerbaijani Ombudsman

An event on “Child rights: Equal opportunities” was held by the Ombudsman Institution jointly with Goygol District Executive Power in the Gizilja village school. The issue of effective education and upbringing of the children for the future was highlighted during the event. The Head of the Ganja Regional Center of the Ombudsman has given broad information about the activities of the Ombudsman in the field of protection and promotion of child rights and also the Convention on the Rights of Child adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, as well as the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Child Rights. He emphasized the importance of combating violence against children.
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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG   Ombudsman Hong Kong published Brief Report 2018:

The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, Ms Connie Lau, published the Office of The Ombudsman’s Brief Report 2018 on 31 January. The Office received a total of 10,130 enquiries and 4,870 complaints in 2018. The figures were at similar levels to those in the past few years, with an average of 850 enquiries and 400 complaints per month.:

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AZERBAIJAN We all have the same rights: working with the persons with disabilities

The Ombudsman of Azerbaijan (NHRI) pays important attention to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and conducts on a regular basis different events on protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, works with the children in specialized facilities for down, autism and other syndromes and sends recommendations to the relevant state bodies.

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ARMENIA Human Rights Defender publishes ad hoc reports:

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia has published four thematic ad hoc reports as well as a guide on the media coverage of child related issues. The reports, which have partly been drafted with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Armenia and Georgia, show the recent priorities of the Ombudsman of Armenia.

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TATARSTAN South Ural Ombudsman and the Commissioner in TATARSTAN signed a cooperation agreement

The Commissioner for Human Rights of Chelyabinsk region Margarita Pavlova and the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya agreed on cooperation

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AZERBAIJAN National Preventive Group of the Ombudsman conducted visit to the Baku Investigation Facility

Members of the National Preventive Group (NPG) of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan conducted a visit to the Baku Investigation Facility of the Penitentiary Service under the Ministry of Justice.

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AZERBAIJAN international conference on “Non-Discrimination as one of the main values in modern societies” held on 17-18 December 2018, in Moldova, Chisinau.

The representatives of the Azerbaijani Ombudsman Institute (NHRI) Participated at the EU-CoE jointly organized international conference on “Non-Discrimination as one of the main values in modern societies” held on 17-18 December 2018, in Moldova, Chisinau.

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG The Ombudsman of Hong Kong announces two direct investigation reports:

The Ombudsman announces two direct investigations reports on“Social Welfare Department’s Monitoring of Services of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly” and “Government’s Regulation of Proprietary Chinese Medicine”

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IOI New Zealand elected to lead regional group:

New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, has been elected to an important international role following a meeting last month of some 20 regional ombudsmen. From April next year, Mr Boshier will be the Regional President of IOI’s Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region (APOR). He already serves as one of three APOR Board Directors.

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ARMENIA Human Rights Defender recognized for public and transparent work at PR Awards:

On 21 December 2018 the Human Rights Defender received the “State Institution of the Year” award at the Armenian PR Awards in recognition of the instution’s public and transparent work.

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THAILAND Thai Ombudsman and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan signed Memorandum of Cooperation:

Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the field of ombudsmanship between Thai Ombudsman and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japa.”

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA-HONG KONG Ms. Connie Lau, The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, presented her annual report at the Legislative Council meeting held on 7 December 2018.:

Ms. Connie Lau, The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, presented her annual report at the Legislative Council meeting held on 7 December 2018.

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 Public Defender Nino Lomjaria

GEORGIA   Public Defender reviews human rights situation in Georgia:

On 7 December 2018, Public Defender Nino Lomjaria held a summarizing press conference and discussed the human rights situation in Georgia in 2018, introduced the statistics of the cases studied by the Public Defender’s Office and outlined main findings.

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US-Ombudsman Association    USOA’s 40th Annual Conference will be held September 18-20, 2019, at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, HI. Pre-conference workshops will be offered September 16-17, 2019.:

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KOREA   Korea and Qatar expand partnership to reinforce transparency and integrity measures:

The anti-corruption bodies of Korea and Qatar agreed to share experiences and best practices in developing transparency and integrity assessment tools.

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INDONESIA   Ombudsman of  Republic of Indonesia Submit LAHP of Forestry Sector to Minister of  Enviroment and Forestry(LHK):

Chairman of the RI Ombudsman Prof. Amzulian Rifai delivered the Final Examination Report (LAHP) related to public complaints in the environmental and forestry sectors. The report was received directly by the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar at the RI Ombudsman Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (16/10).

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HONG KONG  Ms Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong and AOA Secretary is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019:

As per press release of the Government of Hong Kong Ms. Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019 due to her personal reasons. The Government of Hong Kong and her colleagues of Asian Ombudsman Association(AOA) have put forth a tribute to her for  her services rendered as Ombudsman as well as the Secretary of AOA.  She conveyed her heartfelt thanks to all members of AOA for posing trust on her as Secretary AOA and honouring her with their appreciating remarks.
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