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 Ms.-Sabina Aliyeva Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN    The protection of children’s rights requires more attention during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Ombudsman of Azerbaijan focuses on protection of the rights of vulnerable groups of population as well as the children’s rights during the global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

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TURKEY    2019 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF TURKEY

The Ombudsman of Turkey shared the abridged English version of the 2019 Annual Report of the Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey on their website  https://www.ombudsman.gov.tr/kdk-pdf/2019-yillik-rapor-inglizce/mobile/index.html

The total number of complaint applications received  since the establishment of the Institution is 80.535 and during the  year 2019, 20,968 complaint applications  were received. 21170  decision were issued during the year 2019. in additional to above  107.899 people were interviewed via e-mail, telephone or face to face. 2707 complaints were resolved through amicable settlement during the year 2019. The compliance ratio of recommendation have also been  increased  20% in 2013, 65% in 2017, 70% in 2018 and 75% in 2019.

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AZERBAIJAN    Ombudsperson of Azerbaijan conducts online meetings

As COVID-19 pandemic continues and affects the health of people, the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sabina Aliyeva takes necessary steps in respect of effective promotion and protection of human rights within the period of a special quarantine regime in the
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International Ombudsman Institute(IOI)    12th IOI World Conference – May 2021

We are pleased to announce that a new date has been agreed for the 12th IOI World Conference and General Assembly. The conference will now take place from 23 – 28 May 2021.

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AZERBAIJAN    Ombudsman presented the annual report for 2019 before the Parliament of Azerbaijan

In accordance with Article 14 of the Constitutional Law on the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva submitted to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan the annual report for 2019 on the protection of human rights in the country and on April 24, 2020 spoke with this report before the Milli Mejlis (Parliament

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GEORGIA   Public Defender positively evaluates situation at checkpoints

Representatives of the Public Defender’s office visited the checkpoints set up for quarantine purposes in Marneuli, Rustavi and Mtskheta, where servicemen of the Defense Forces are deployed together with representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to evaluate the working conditions, health care procedures and monitored the procedures carried out by the military towards citizens at the checkpoints.

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Ms.-Sabina Aliyeva Azerbaijan

Ms.-Sabina Aliyeva Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN    The Ombudsman addresses to the relevant institutions to ensure the urgent needs of PDWs during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19

The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan,Sabina Aliyeva addressed to the relevant state bodies, the public and private sector actors the message drawing the attention to the issue of ensuring the urgent needs of persons with disabilities as they are among the high-risk groups of the population during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

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PAKISTAN-SINDH    Appointment of Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan as Provincial Ombudsman of Sindh

The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has appointed Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan as Ombudsman Sindh for a period of four years. Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan administered Oath of Office by the Governor Sindh on 24th February, 2020 and has assumed the charge of the post on 25th February, 2020. His appointment has been highly appreciated by all sections of Society in view of his valuable services in various capacities in Federal and Provincial Governments.

 

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HONG KONG-CHINA   Ombudsman Hong Kong probes arrangements for production, distribution and stocktaking of surgical masks

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the arrangements for production, distribution and stocktaking of surgical masks manufactured by the Correctional Services Department (CSD).

 

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AZERBAIJAN    Ombudsman visited the Pre-Trial Detention Facility

In the framework of the National Preventive Mechanism, the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sabina Aliyeva visited Baku Pre-Trial Detention Facility under auspieces of the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice.

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HONG KONG-CHINA   Office of The Ombudsman announces results of direct investigation into The Issue of Idle Flyovers and “Bridges to nowhere”

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced the completion of a direct investigation into the issue of idle flyovers and “bridges to nowhere”.

 

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 Public Defender Nino Lomjaria

GEORGIA   Public Defender issues statement on human rights standards during a pandemic

The Public Defender of Georgia is closely monitoring the implementation of measures aimed at preventing and eliminating the spread of coronavirus. It its efforts to provide the public with information about the most frequently asked questions regarding human rights standards in the current situation, the Public Defender issued statement containing relevant information on human rights standards during a pandemic/epidemic.

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International Ombudsman Institute(IOI)    12th IOI World Conference – Postponement due to Covid-19 situation/span>

In light of recent developments concerning the rapid spread of COVID19 the 12th IOI World Conference and General Assembly is postponed.

 

Office Building FWafaqi Mohtasib Sevcretsariat

Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan  

Performance Indicators:  2019

  • 74,869 complaints were Disposed of in 2019.

  • Every complaint decided within 60 days.

  • 99% Findings accepted by the Agencies & Complainants.

  • Speedy justice delivered free of cost at the doorsteps of people.

  • E – justice introduced in Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat.

  • Impressive improvements ensured in improving jail conditions in 2019.

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Mr. Chan Tsz King, Commissioner against corruption of Macau-China

Mr. Chan Tsz King, Commissioner against corruption of Macau-China

 

MACAU-China   Mr. Chan Tsz King appointed as a new Commissioner against Corruption for next five years

Mr. Chan Tsz King is appointed new Commissioner against Corruption. In his letter addressed to President of Asian Ombudsman Association, Syed Tahir Shahbaz and all members of AOA, he said that the ombudsman area is of upmost relevance in our strategy for the next years.Transparency, integrity and honesty on the local Government administration work are values that we share and we will continue to pursuit in order to keep instill, both amongest public workers as well as on the general citizen, the conscientiousness needed to a healthy development of our society.

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Dr. Muhammad Khawar Jameel, Federal Insurance Ombudsman- Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Khawar Jameel, Federal Insurance Ombudsman- Pakistan 

PAKISTAN-Federal Insurance Ombudsman    Appointment of New Federal Insurance Ombudsman

Dr. Muhammad Khawar Jameel has recently been appointed and assumed the charge of the Federal Insurance Ombudsman  of Pakistan.