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PAKISTAN A Seminar on “Public Awareness and Launch of  New Website and Mobile App” held on 02.05.2019 at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

A Seminar on “Public Awareness and Launch of  New Website and Mobile App” was organised by Wafaqi Mohtasib(Federal Ombudsman Pakistan) Secretariat on 02.05.2019 at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The objective of the event was to increase outreach of the ombudsman Institution for the benefits of general public.  President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi , while addressing the seminar, said that only those nations could achieve success, which stood against the oppression and injustices in the society, particularly against their destitute people.

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PAKISTAN President appreciates FTO’s role in resolving tax payers’ complaints

ISLAMABAD: Hon’ble President Dr Arif Alvi said that the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) was playing an important role in resolving complaints of the people against the decisions of tax collecting authorities.
The President said this while talking to Federal Tax Ombudsman Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, who called on him on Ist April, 2019 at the Aiwan-i-Sadr to present the annual report (2018)

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AZERBAIJAN Azerbaijani Ombudsman participated in the International Symposium on family rights:

The Ombudsman participated and made presentation on the role of mediation in protection of family in the International Symposium on the right of protection of family, which was organized by the National Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey in Ankara.
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THAILAND Informal dialogue with Indonesian Ombudsman to establish ASEAN Ombudsman Forum

On 11 March 2019 the Thai Ombudsman, the Ombudsman of the Republik of Indonesia, and the Public Complaints Bureau of Malaysia, participated in an informal dialogue on the establishment of the ASEAN Ombudsman Forum (AOF), an initiative proposed by the Thai Ombudsman to bring together Ombudsman colleagues in member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
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PAKISTAN Mr. Muhammad Kamran Shehzad administered Oath of Office of the Banking Ombudsman by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on April 15, 2019

Mr. Muhammad Kamran Shehzad has assumed charge of the Office of the Banking Mohtasib on 16th April, 2019 for a period of four years in terms of Section 3 of the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013.Earlier, he was administered Oath of Office of the Banking Ombudsman by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on April 15, 2019
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AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman meets with representatives of the Council of Europe:

The 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
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PAKISTAN   The 21st Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO) Held on 8th April, 2019, at Karachi:

The 21st Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman (FPO) was held on 8th April, 2019 at Marriott Hotel, Karachi which was chaired by the President of the Forum, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, Federal Tax Ombudsman and coordinated by Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Secretary, FPO

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PAKISTAN Banking Mohtasib Pakistan presented Annual Report 2018 to the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan

Mr. Anisul Hassnain presented 14th Annual Report of Banking Mohtasib Office for the year ending December 31, 2018 to the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan on 27th March, 2019 as required under Section 82 G of the Banking Companies Ordinance (BCO), 1962.
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ARMENIA Director of mental health care centre strictly reprimanded based on Human Rights Defender’s findings

The director of the “Dzorak” mental health care centre has been strictly reprimanded by the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs for his improper performance. The reprimand was based on the shortcomings and violations recorded by the Human Rights Defender during a monitoring visit conducted in the mentioned centre.

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THAILAND Ombudsman and GIV to form bilateral MOU and the ASEAN Ombudsman Forum (AOF)

On 5 – 7 March 2019, a delegation from the Thai Ombudsman office, headed by Mr. Raksagecha Chaechai, Secretary-General, went on a working visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, and met with key officials of the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam (GIV), fellow Ombudsman colleague in another member State of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
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AZERBAIJAN Ombudsman continues public awareness on prevention of violence in the schools:

The Azerbaijani Ombudsman continues public awareness activities in the schools on gender equality and prevention of violence. In the event which was held at one of the schools of Baku city the specialized advisor of the Ombudsman spoke about the main directions of the activities in the field of gender equality and drew the attention of audience to the concerns on effective combating the violence.
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 Public Defender Nino Lomjaria

GEORGIA   ODIHR publishes opinion on draft law relating to appointment of Supreme Court judges:

Following the appeal of the Public Defender of Georgia, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published a legal opinion relating to the draft law on the appointment of Supreme Court judges on 17 April 2019.

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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 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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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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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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 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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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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