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The audit on the complaint on the violation of the right in educational institution

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.

The school conducted an internal investigation on the basis of the order No. 12 of January 17, 201 “On the creation of a commission for the official investigation of the appeal”. According to its results, for the improper performance of their duties, a comment was announced to the primary school teacher, the 3 B class class teacher and the Deputy Director for Academic Work.

Following the results of the audit, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan recommended:

to the School principal:

– organize purposeful work on interaction with parents in the upbringing and education of children; in identifying conflict situations, it is more active to involve a school psychologist to resolve them; step up the work of the deputy director of primary classes on the organization and control of the work of young professionals with their parents.

– methodical association of primary school teachers at their meetings to review and study the experience of work on conflict resolution, the organization of work with the parent community.

– prevent infringement of the rights and legitimate interests of minors and their parents (legal representatives).

3rd e-news letter September-2018

 

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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OIC Ombudsman Assocition(OICOA)  3rd Meeting of Steering Committee of OICOA was held on 10th September, 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan:

Third Meeting of the Steering Committee of OIC Ombudsman Association (OICOA) was held on 10th September 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan which was chaired by Hon’ble Judge Ahmed Abuzaid Ahmed Mohammad, President Public Grievances Chamber Sudan. Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Executive Secretary of the Association, coordinated the Meeting.

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ASIAN OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATION

ASIAN OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATION 21th Meeting of Board of Director of AOA will be held on 30th October, 2018 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan

21st Meeting of the Board of Director of Asian Ombudsman Association will be  held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 30th October, 2018

 

Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO)  19th Meeting of FPO was held on 30th June 2018 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

19th Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO) was held on 30 June, 2018 at Kutton,  a Tourist Resort Neelum, Azad & Jammu Kashmir(Pakistan) . The Members of Forum Met the Hon. President AJK as well.

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President visit to WMS on 4th October, 2018

PROVISION OF EXPEDITIOUS JUSTICE RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT: PRESIDENT

 

President Dr. Arif Alvi Thursday 04th October, 2018 said as the provision of expeditious and inexpensive justice was the constitutional responsibility of the government. utilization of latet information technology tools was needed to improve the service delivery in this regard.

He expressed these view during his visit to Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat, where he was briefed in detail about its functions and activities. Wafaqi Mohtasib Syed Tahir Shahbaz and senior officers were also present on the occasion.

The President Dr. Arif Alivi ,  is chairing  the meeting with Senior officers of Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat, Islamabad

The President said the the institution of Wafaqi Mohtasib had a very important role in the provision of free of charge and speedy justice to the people. He said awareness compaigns should be launched so that maximum people could approach this secretariat for the free of charge and quick relief against maladministration of government organizations.

The president appreciated Wafaqi Mohtasib role for resolution of complaints at the provincial doorstep of the complainants in many districts under the Outreach Complaint Resolution System.

He expressed his satisfaction  over the initiatives of the Wafaqi Mohtasib  to examine issues and to suggest remedial measures  for improvement in the working of government departments. 

The President also commended the steps taken by Wafaqi Mohtasib for improvement in living conditions of prisoners, especially the women and children in Pakistani Jails. He highlighted that there was a need to work toward the protection of children rights in addition to discouraging domestic violence against the children. He also assured his complete support to the institution in discharge of its duties and function.

A group Photo with the President of Pakistan, Wafaqi Mohtasib and Senior Officer during  His visit to Wafaqi Mohtsib Secretariat on 04th October, 2018

The President Islamic republic of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, have also recorded is view in the Visitors Book and planted sapling at Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat Premises. Wafaqi Mohtasib , Syed Tahir Shahbaz and the Secretary, Mr. Muhammad Asghar Chaudhary were also present at this occasion.

Pictorial Review  of the visit of Honorable President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat, Islamabad

OICOA meeting Khartum, Sudan

3rd Meeting of Steering Committee of OICOA was held on 10th September, 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan

                  Third Meeting of the Steering Committee of OIC Ombudsman Association (OICOA) was held on 10th September 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan which was chaired by Hon’ble Judge Ahmed Abuzaid Ahmed Mohammad, President Public Grievances Chamber Sudan. Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Executive Secretary of the Association, coordinated the Meeting.

 

 
Minutes of Meeting is ……

19th meeting FPO

19th Meeting of FPO was held on 30th June 2018 in Kutton Neelum AJK

19th Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO) was held on 30 June, 2018 at Kutton, a Tourist Resort Neelum, Ajad & Jammu Kashmir(Pakistan) and following points were discussed in the meeting

    • Breifing on Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman and International Linkages.
    • Updation on combined building in Islamabad for Federal Tax Ombudsman, Federal Ombudsman Secretariat  for protection against Harassment at Workplace and camp Office of Insurance/Banking Ombudsman.
    • Updation on Lahore High Court Judgement with respect to Banking Mohtasib.
    • Strategy for Upcoming Board Meeting of OICOA and AOA.

    As per program, The members of forum reached on 29.06.2018 at President House Muzaffarabad AJK where they were served with “The Asrana” then they were left for Kutton Rest house P.D.O Neelum Vellay. Here they were served dinner and they take rest for the night. on the next day i.e. 30.06.2018 they attend the meeting of FPO at 11.00 am and then visit the Jagran Power House No.1.

    On the next day 01st July, 2018 left for Karin AJK where President AJK Sardar Masood Khan, address the members and distributed the shield to members of Forum



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Ms Connie Lau Ombudsman of Hong Kong

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

Special Administrative Region of the Government of Hong Kong have released a press news that Ms. Connie Lau,Ombudsman of Hong Kong is not interested to extend her contract upon its expiry in March, 2019 due to her personal reasons. The Chief Executive have respected Ms Lau’s decsion for her retirement while appreciation of her services rendered to Ombudsman institute, the Government thanked Ms. Lau for her outstanding leadership over the years in providing an effective channel of redress for members of the public. The Ombudsman offer fitting recommendations to help government departments and public organizations improve their governance as well as enhance the efficiency of their operation and responsiveness to public needs. The Goverment will certainly continue to render its staunch support to Ms Lau and the work of the office of the Ombudsman

She has send an email to Present AOA,Syed Tahir Shahbaz,Executive Secretary(AOA) Mr. Abdul Khaliq and all members of Asian Ombudsman Association(AOA), informing that she is leaving office of Ombudsman of Hong Kong upon expiry of her current contract on 31th March, 2019 and she need more time to look after her family. She express her great feeling and convey her heartfelt thanks to all members of AOA for getting the privilege of serving as AOA Secretary during her term. She further express that AOA aims to promote the concepts of Ombudsmanship and to encourge its development in Asia. Throughout the years, we develop and share experience in the discharge of the functions of an ombudsman through meetings, conferences and training. We also launch the E-newsletter laterly to encourge sharing and communications among members. All these could not be achieved without their cooperative efforts of Board Members and the support of our members. At this occasion, She also thanks President AOA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz for his leadership and Executive Secretary, Mr Abdul Khaliq for his efforts in co-ordinating Members.She further said that ” I am leaving with mixed feelings. While I look forward to sharing more time with my family after my term,I will certainly treasure the good memories which you have given me in the past few years. There are still some mnths before my departure and I hope to meet you and share with you in the coming events of AOA. Wishing you all the best and AOA grows from strength to strength!”

Mr. Mansour Agha Mohammadi Deputy of the office of the President, General Inspection Organization,Islamic Republic of IRAN have send best wishes of The President of General Inspection Organization (GIO) of the Islamic Republic of IRAN, H.E. Justice Naser SERAJ, to honorable Ms. Connie Lau and convey his and the staff of the Office of International Relations of the GIO, best wishes for honorable Ms. Connie Lau and appreciate all her efforts during these years which has been contributed to enhance the position of the AOA in Asia and around the world; in addition has enhanced the concept of ombudsmanship in the region.
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FOSPAH-1

 

OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN SECRETARIAT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT THE WORKPLACE

1.     Ms. Kashmala Tariq appointed as Federal Ombudsperson:

        Ms. Kashmala Tariq has sworn in as the new Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment at Workplace. Oath was administered at Aiwan-e-Sadar Secretariat, Islamabad by the President on 27th February 2018.

               Ms. Kashmala Tariq started her Law practice on 21st November, 1996 with Mandviwalla& Zafar at one of the leading Law firm headed by Senator S.M. Zafar and Syed Ali Zafar.She hasserved as a Member of National Assembly for two terms (2002 -2013). As MNA, she was a very vocal and active member and tabled more than 25 legislations in the Parliament. Some of her prominent legislations especially for the plight of women include: amendment in Hudood laws, amendment in Honor killing laws, Sexual Harassment, Women empowerment lawsand Formation of National Commission for Human Rights etc.Human rights have always been her passion and in this regard she has tabled legislations which include: Child rights, Child domestic labour, Bonded labour, Protection of minorities, amendment in Pakistan citizenship laws and Rights of senior citizens etc.She had been a very active member of Standing Committee of the Parliament (Finance, Commerce and Law, Justice &Human Rights).She was the first ever Pakistani Parliamentarian who had won a foreign election (by 175 Legislators) and got elected as Chairperson, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians in 2007 (Dehli, India).Being Chairperson, she had been very keen about Human Rights especially Women Rights and served from 2007 to 2011.She had also served as Founding member and Executive Director of the Parliamentarians Commission for Human Rights (PCHR) for about 15 years.

2.     Ms. Kashmala Tariq calling on the “Federal Ombudsman for Maladministration”

             After taking charge, Ms. Kashmala Tariq had a meeting with Mr. Syed Tahir Shehbaz, Federal Ombudsman for Maladministration at Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad on 28th February, 2018.

3.      New Team FOSPAH:

             Team FOSPAH hosted a reception for Ambassadors, Dignities, Ombudsmen, Politicians, Commissioners, representatives of the Armed Forces at Mariano, Bahria Golf City, Islamabad.



Ms. Kashmala Tariq attended a conference for Cyber Secure, Pakistan.

Ms. Kashmala Tariq at the Values-based Education Conference 2018.

 

 4.       Joint Collaboration with Islamabad Police:

             Ms. Kashmala Tariq visited Police HQ, Islamabad for joint collaboration on harassment and gender issues. IGP Dr. Sultan AzamTemuri awarded her souvenir and assured her to extend their support for the cause.

5.        Participation of FOSPAH team at Seminar “Ending violence and harassment of women and men in the world of work”:

            Team FOSPAH was invited to speak at seminar on “C-100 and C-111 & Expert Group Meeting on ending violence and harassment of women and men in the world of work” organized by International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with Care International and European Union on 15th May 2018. Representative of FOSPAH, Ms. Mehnoor Ahmedbriefed the audience about “Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace, Act 2010” and the working of Federal Ombudsman Secretariat. Tele Voice Commercial (TVC) which is developed for the purpose of creating awareness among the stakeholders and the general work force about the Act of 2010 was also shown to the participants

6.       MOU between FOSPAH and FPCCI:

          Ms. Kashmala Tariq along with Mr. Agha Ali Abbas, Secretary Ombudsperson Secretariat held a meeting with Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir Sr. Vice President FPCCI and other office bearers of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) at FPCCI Head Office Karachi and signed an MoU for close cooperation, protection at workplace and implementation of anti-harassment laws in trade, industry and environment sector. Following this MoU, FPCCI will establish help desks to facilitate the complainants to place the manual of instruction regarding Code of Conduct at prominent places in their respective organizations. FPCCI will also conduct awareness seminars and training sessions at different cities of Pakistan regarding the anti-harassment laws.

7.    MOU between FOSPAH and CRSS:

            Federal Ombudsperson Secretariat for Protection against Harassment (FOSPAH) and The Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work on harassment against women, at an Iftar dinner hosted at Islamabad Club on May 30, 2018.Under the agreement, both organisations would seek collaboration to promote enforcement mechanism of the Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010 and independent research, awareness campaigns, and development in Pakistan.

8.     MOU between FOSPAH and FIA Cyber Crimes Cell:

           FOSPAH hosted an Iftar Dinner at Mariano, Bahria Golf City, Islamabad on 6th June 2018. A wide range of guests including Ambassadors, Military and Civil officers, political figures and other stakeholders were present. Federal Ombudsperson, Ms. Kashmala Tariq signed an MOU with National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes; a robust wing of FIA. As every crime is going on cyber, so is harassment and preempting the need of the time FOSPAH and NR3C have devised a joint strategy to share information and work hand in hand in spreading awareness about the mutual cause.

9.   FOSPAH Vision:

         “To create safe working environment for working force that is free from Harassment, Abuse, and fulfills their right to work with dignity and earn livelihood without any fear of discrimination”

10.  How to Reach Us:

 

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PAKISTAN Wafaqi Mohtasib presents annual report 2018

The Honourable Wafaqi Mohtasib called on the Honourable President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday, Ist. April 2019, and presented the Annual Report of the institution for the year 2018.
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 Public Defender Nino Lomjaria

GEORGIA   Public Defender presents report on situation of human rights and freedoms:

On 30 March 2019, the Public Defender of Georgia submitted a report on the situation of human rights and freedoms in Georgia to the Parliament. On April 2, the Public Defender presented the annual report to the public. The 448-page report, mainly covers the year of 2018, but also analyses problems that emerged in the earlier period and continued during the reporting period as well.

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 Ms-Winnie Chiu Wai-Yin, AOA Secretary

HONG KONG-SAR CHINA  New Ombudsman of Hong Kong takes office:

On 1 April 2019 Ms Winnie Chiu Wai-Yin has taken office as the new Ombudsman of Hong Kong. Ms Chiu follows former Hong Kong Ombudsman Connie Lau, who completed her term on 31 March 2019.
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PAKISTAN Ombudsman Directs to Set Up E-Pension System. E-Pension System Should Also Be Replicated in Provinces

Syed Tahir Shahbaz, the Federal Ombudsman, has directed the Controller General of Accounts and AGPR to set up an E-Pension System at an early date and connect all federal government departments with it. He also directed the representatives of ministries and departments to initiate pension cases 15 months prior to the date of superannuation of an employee. He chaired a high level meeting to simplify the pension system through automation in the federal government departments.
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THAILAND Thai Ombudsman visits ACRC Korea for MoU implementation

During 15 – 19 March 2019, the Thai Ombudsman delegation visited the Republic of Korea to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on bilateral cooperation between the Thai Ombudsman and the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of Korea.
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AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman actively advocates for recognition of normative basis of reproductive health and rights

Azerbaijani Ombudsman’s Office has been cooperating with the UNFPA Azerbaijan from the beginning of its establishment. In 2015, in the frame of this cooperation it was started to assess the country’s progress in implementing treaty body recommendations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
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Elmira Suleymanova,
Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman met with the representatives of the CoE

Azerbaijani Ombudsman met with Mr. Menno Ettema, program manager, anti-discrimination department of CoE and Anca Sandescu, project manager, capacity building and co-operation projects unit, gender equality division of CoE at the Office of the Ombudsman. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the partnership for Good Governance.
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Ms-Connie-Lau, AOA Secretary

HONG KONG-SAR CHINA  Letter of thanks from AOA Secretary on her retirement from the  post of Ombudsman on 31st March, 2019:

Honourable Ms. Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong and Secretary of Asian Ombudsman Association(AOA) issues letter of thanks to the President, Executive Secretary and Fellow Members on her retirement.
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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Winnie Chiu Wai-yin 

HONG KONG-SAR CHINA   Appointment of New Ombudsman on 1.4.2019:

Ms Winnie Chiu Wai-yin starts her term of five years as the Ombudsman of Hong Kong commencing from April 1, 2019. The appointment is made by the Chief Executive of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China in accordance with The Ombudsman Ordinance (Cap 397).

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Elmira Suleymanova,
Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN Helsinki Conference on impacts of artificial intelligence on human rights, democracy and the rule of law

A high-level conference on the topic of “Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law” was held from February 26-27, 2019, in Helsinki, Finland. The conference was organized by the Finnish government and Council of Europe (CoE) within the framework of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms-Connie-Lau-presenting-the-results-of-two-direct-investigations

HONG KONG-SAR CHINA-   Hong Kong Ombudsman announces results of direct investigation reports:

Press Conference – The Ombudsman announces two direct investigations reports on “Government’s Follow-up Mechanism Regarding Psychological Health Assessment of School Children” and “Marine Department’s Arrangements for Private Vessel Moorings”.

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AZERBAIJAN The next Presidential Order on Pardoning was executed

Upon investigating the appeals addressed by a number of convicts, human rights organizations and the Ombudsman 431 convicts including 35 women and 14 foreigners were pardoned by the Order, of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated March 16, 2019.
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HE Muhannad Hijazi as Chairman of the Integrity and Anti-corruption Commission Jordon

JORDON New Chairperson appointed:

A Royal Decree was issued on 5 March 2019 appointing HE Muhannad Hijazi as Chairman of the Integrity and Anti-corruption Commission to succeed HE Mohammed Al Allaf.

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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.
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ARMENIA Ombudsman detects illegal deprivation of liberty in psychiatric institution – criminal case initiated

Based on the materials prepared on the basis of the decision of the Human Rights Defender on violation of human rights, the Police initiated a criminal case on illegally keeping a person in a psychiatric hospital.

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AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman’s report heard in Parliament

On the 5th of March the Azerbaijani Ombudsman’s Annual Report for the year of 2018 was heard at the Parliament. During the hearing the Ombudsman summarized the annual activities on restoration of the violated rights, public awareness, international cooperation and protection of the rights of all strata of the society.
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TATARSTAN    Tatarstan Ombudsman organized another lesson of legal knowledge school

Since 2011, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan has been conducting a course of the School of Legal Knowledge in cooperation with the Union of Pensioners of Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan.;

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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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