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PAKISTAN   Appointment of Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah as Federal Tax Ombudsman

The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah as the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) for a period of four years with effect from September 21, 2021. Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah is a BS-21 officer who got premature retirement from the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS). Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah has received Sitara-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz awards. He also runs an NGO named Customs Healthcare Center, which has now been turned into a full-fledged hospital. He is known for his philanthropic work and has rendered laudable services following the 2005 earthquake.
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PAKISTAN   Launching ceremony of study on “Issues of girls education in Sindh”

The Hon’ble Ombudsman Sindh, Pakistan, Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan, presented the study report on “Issues of Girls Education in Sindh” to the Honourable Chief Minister Sindh on 21 October 2021 at a launching ceremony of research study.
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Islamic Republic of Iran   Appointment of New President of GIO of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Justice Dr. Zabihullah Khodaeian is appointed as the New President of GIO of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  Tatarstan Ombudsman holds joint reception of citizens

The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan hosted a reception of citizens jointly by the leadership of the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Tatarstan, to which 12 Tatarstan citizens applied.

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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  The day of legal aid for the conscripts

The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan, together with the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service, held another Day of Legal Aid for convicts held in correctional colonies No. 2 and No. 8 via video conferencing.
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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   PUBLIC DEFENDER CHECKS READINESS OF MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT NO. 18 FOR MIKHEIL SAAKASHVILI’S ADMISSION

On October 24, 2021, Public Defender’s representatives checked the readiness of Medical Facility No. 18 for the possible admission of the third President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. The inspection revealed that the situation in the facility, in terms of medical care, does not fully comply with the report or recommendations issued by a multifunctional group of doctors on October 23, 2021, and there are also some safety risks.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  A meeting with the Delegation from Bulgaria was held in Ombudsman Office 2021.10.25

A meeting was held at the Ombudsman Office with the delegation led by Ms. Ana Jumaliyeva, the head of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination of Bulgaria, that is on a visit to our country.
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PAKISTAN    Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa presents Annual Report 2020

On 18 September 2021, Syed Jamalud din Shah, Provincial Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Peshawar, presented the Annual Report 2020 before the Hon’ble Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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PAKISTAN    Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan, Provincial Ombudsman, Sindh, Pakistan has been elected as Director of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI)

Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan, Provincial Ombudsman, Sindh, Pakistan has been elected as Director of International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) for the Asian Region. He was elected as Director (Asia) at the election of two Asian Directors for the IOI Board of Directors.
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THAILAND    Mr Somsak Suwansujarit, Chief Ombudsman of Thailand, has been elected as Asian Directors.

Mr Somsak Suwansujarit, Chief Ombudsman of Thailand, has been elected as Asian Director. He will join Ms Hyun-Heui Jeon, Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) Korea, Mr Shahnawaz Tariq, Provincial Ombudsman Sindh for the Protection of Women against Harassment at the Workplace (Pakistan) and Mr. Ajaz Ali Khan to represent the Asian Region on the IOI Board.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Ombudsman examines Government’s regulation of illegal occupation or obstruction of streets by goods and miscellaneous articles

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (31 August) announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the Government’s regulation of illegal occupation or obstruction of streets by goods and miscellaneous articles.
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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender’s Statement on Spread of Corona virus in Penitentiary System

According to the Special Penitentiary Service, more than a hundred prisoners tested positive for corona virus in penitentiary institutions. In order to monitor this situation and protect prisoners’ other rights, the Public Defender, in accordance with her constitutional mandate and obligations, continues to conduct preventive and individual visits to all penitentiary institutions.
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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender Addresses Government with Recommendation to Eliminate Discrimination on Grounds of Disability

On July 9, 2021, the Public Defender of Georgia addressed the Government of Georgia with a recommendation within the framework of a case of discrimination on the grounds of disability.
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JAPAN   Appointment as Director General of the Administrative Evaluation Bureau

Mr. SHIMIZU Masahiro has recently been appointed and assumed the charge of Director-General of the Administrative Evaluation Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications effective July 1, 2021, taking over from Mr. SIRAIWA Suguru.
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THAILAND   Appointment of Chief Ombudsman of Thailand and new Ombudsman

Mr. Somsak Suwansujarit was appointed Chief Ombudsman of Thailand following the Royal Proclamation Appointment granted by His Majesty the King Mahavajiralongkorn. On the same occasion of Mr.Somsak’s appointment, Assoc.Prof. Issaree Hunsacharoonroj was also granted Appointment to be the new Ombudsman of Thailand.
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PAKISTAN   Appointment of Syed Jamalud Din Shah as Provincial Ombudsman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan has appointed Mr. Syed Jamalud Din Shah as Provincial Ombudsman, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Ombudsman’s caseload reaches record high in pandemic year

The Office of The Ombudsman received a record-breaking 29,814 complaints in the year 2020-21, according to its Annual Report published today (7 July).
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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Meeting of CPT at Public Defender’s office as part of special monitoring visit

Deputy Public Defender of Georgia Giorgi Burjanadze and representatives of the Public Defender’s Office met with a delegation from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The rights situation of prisoners in Georgia and the ways of solving problems were discussed at the meeting.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Ombudsman probes problem of alleged illegal operation of kaito ferry service

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced on 15 July, the launch of a direct investigation to examine the problem of alleged illegal operation of kaito ferry service.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Ombudsman examines operational arrangements for statutory visits under Justices of the Peace Visit Programme

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced on 15 July, the launch of a direct investigation to examine the operational arrangements for statutory visits under the Justices of the Peace Visit Programme (JP Visit Programme).
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Effectiveness of Mosquito Prevention and Control by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

The mosquito problem is a public concern. Mosquito infestation would not only be a nuisance to daily life, but also spread deadly diseases such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Government’s Arrangements for Engaging Outside Interpretation Services

The Administrative Guidelines on Promotion of Racial Equality (“the Guidelines”) promulgated by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (“CMAB”) require that all Government bureaux and departments (“B/Ds”) as well as related organisations under their purview have a responsibility to provide appropriate interpretation services to public service users where necessary.
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FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN   President of Pakistan emphasized for further enhancing the outreach of Federal Ombudsman to remote areas

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for revisiting the laws governing the institution of Wafaqi Mohtasib to provide speedy and free-of-cost justice to the people against the maladministration of Government organizations. In order to help and facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis, he asked the Federal Ombudsman to create a special cell to redress the grievances and rectify injustices done to expatriates through the maladministration of Government agencies.
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PAKISTAN   Provincial Ombudsman Sindh published research study on “Issues of Girls’ Education in Sindh”

The IOI is pleased to share the research study on “Issues of Girls’ Education in Sindh” conducted on the initiative of the Provincial Ombudsman Sindh in collaboration with Sindh Education Foundation (SEF). The study, which was published in December 2020, has been supported by the IOI’s Regional Subsidies programme.
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HONG KONG – CHINA   Ombudsman looks into problem of abandoned vehicles on government land

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (22 June) announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the problem of abandoned vehicles on government land.

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HONG KONG – CHINA   Ombudsman probes Transport Department’s requirements for physical fitness certification of driving licence applicants/holders

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (29 June) announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the requirements of the Transport Department (TD) for the physical fitness certification of driving licence applicants/holders.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA   ACRC runs virtual anti-corruption training for countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of the Republic of Korea will run an online training course for three days from May 25, 2021 to share its anti-corruption polices and experiences with countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender Presents Annual Report at Plenary Sitting of Parliament

On June 23, 2021, Public Defender Nino Lomjaria presented a report on the human rights situation in Georgia in 2020 at the plenary sitting of the Parliament of Georgia and briefly reviewed the thematic directions reflected in the report.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   UNDP Expresses Support to Public Defender of Georgia

On June 11, 2021, Nino Lomjaria, Public Defender of Georgia, met with Anna Chernyshova, acting Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and discussed the recent developments in the field of human rights in the country.

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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  The Ombudsman has presented her report for 2020 in the Milli Majlis

The report of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the protection of human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2020 was submitted to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on February 25, 2021, and on April 2, the Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva presented this report in the Milli Majlis.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  Ombudsman Office and UNICEF signed a Rolling Work Plan on cooperation for 2021-2022

The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ms. Sabina Aliyeva received the UNICEF Representative to Azerbaijan, Mr. Edward Carwardine.
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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  Tatarstan Ombudsman checks Kazan shopping centers for accessibility for people with disabilities

The presence of ramps, elevators, bathrooms equipped for people with limited mobility, contrasting markings, braille plates – all these are accessibility criteria that should be in every public place.

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HONG KONG – CHINA  Regulatory Regime for Lifts and Escalators

In Hong Kong, high-rise buildings are very common and lifts and escalators are frequently used in our daily lives. Components of lifts and escalators are susceptible to wear-and-tear and ageing. For the sake of users’ safety, proper maintenance and periodic examinations are of paramount importance.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Management and Repair of Public Toilets by Food and Environmental. Hygiene Department and Architectural Services Department

Since 2000, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (“FEHD”) has outsourced street cleansing services (which include cleansing services for public toilets) to cleansing service contractors (“contractors”). As at September 2020, there are 808 public toilets under FEHD’s management across the territory.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  The Ombudsman has presented her report for 2020 in the Milli Majlis

The report of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the protection of human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2020 was submitted to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on February 25, 2021, and on April 2, the Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva presented this report in the Milli Majlis.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  Ombudsman Office and UNICEF signed a Rolling Work Plan on cooperation for 2021-2022

The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ms. Sabina Aliyeva received the UNICEF Representative to Azerbaijan, Mr. Edward Carwardine.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  Ombudsman Sabina Aliyeva paid a visit to Turkey

The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ms. Sabina Aliyeva and staff members of the Ombudsman Office paid an official visit to Turkey upon the invitation of the Chief Ombudsman of Turkey Mr. Şeref Malkoç.
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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  Tatarstan Ombudsman checks Kazan shopping centers for accessibility for people with disabilities

The presence of ramps, elevators, bathrooms equipped for people with limited mobility, contrasting markings, braille plates – all these are accessibility criteria that should be in every public place.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender Appeals to Insurance Company relating to Discrimination on Grounds of Obesity.

The Public Defender of Georgia has established indirect discrimination by Imedi L Insurance Company against an insured person diagnosed with obesity.
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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender Calls on Parliament to Start Justice Reform

The Public Defender of Georgia calls on the Parliament of Georgia to expeditiously adopt the updated rules for the selection of members of the High Council of Justice, which will ensure greater transparency and trust in the justice system and reduce the spheres of influence on the judiciary.
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REPUBLIC OF TURKEY  2020 ENGLISH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION OF TURKEY NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to share with you the abridged English version of the 2020 Annual Report of the Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey. The original Annual Report is 582 pages long.
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HONG KONG – CHINA  Ombudsman probes Government’s control of illicit fuelling activities

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (18 March) announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the Government’s control of illicit fuelling activities.
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HONG KONG – CHINA Office of The Ombudsman announces results of direct investigation into Government’s handling of misconnection of private building sewers to stormwater collection system

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (29 March) announced the completion of a direct investigation into the Government’s handling of misconnection of private building sewers to the stormwater collection system (referred to as “sewer misconnection”) and has made eight recommendations for improvement having regard to the inadequacies found on the part of the Buildings Department (BD) and the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. IlhamAliyev signed an Order “On pardoning a number of convicts”

Taking into account health, marital status of the convicts, the nature and degree of public danger of the crimes they committed, the length of their sentences and their behavior during that period, in total 625 people on 8 items were pardoned according to the Presidential Order “On pardoning a number of convicts”.
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REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN  Regional Offices of Ombudsman held online legal awareness events domestic violence and early marriages.

Jalilabad, Ganja and Guba regional offices of the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan held online legal awareness-raising events on domestic violence and early marriages.
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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  More than 100 calls were received during the hotline

The Commissioner for Human Rights held a “hot line” on compliance with the rights of citizens with limited health capabilities.
The phone “hotline” received 101 call call from residents of different parts of the republic – Kazan, NaberezhnyeChelny, Nizhnekamsky, Zelenodolsky, Athnich, Chistopolsky, Bugulminsky and other regions of Tatarstan.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Public Defender participated in the 5th Conference on the World Down Syndrome Day

On March 19, 2021, Public Defender of Georgia Nino Lomjaria participated in the 5th Conference on the World Down Syndrome Day. This year’s message for World Down Syndrome Day is “Connect”, which responds to the pandemic situation in the world.
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FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN   The President appreciated the timely compilation of Annual Report and the efforts of Federal Ombudsman and providing inexpensive justice to the people.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked Wafaqi Mohtasib (Federal Ombudsman), Syed Tahir Shahbaz, to further strengthen the Institution of Ombudsman by using modern technology to effectively and efficiently redress the complaints against the maladministration of government agencies.
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PAKISTAN-AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR   New Ombudsman appointed for Azad Jammu & Kashmir

In exercise of the powers conferred to him under section 3(1), the President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir had appointed Mr Choudhary Muhammad Naseem as Ombudsman of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 1 March 2021; his oath was administered on 4 March.

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INDONESIA   Mokhammad Najih appointed as new Chairman of Ombudsman office

The Head of the Master of Law Study Program at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Mr Mokhammad Najih, was elected as Chairman of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia by Commission II of the House of Representatives on Thursday, 28 January 2021 for the term 2021-2026.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Discussion in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Work

On March 22, 2021, Deputy Public Defender Ekaterine Skhiladze attended a discussion in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was held within the 24th session of the Committee and was dedicated to the right of persons with disabilities to work and their employment.

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FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN   The President appreciated the timely compilation of Annual Report and the efforts of Federal Ombudsman and providing inexpensive justice to the people.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked Wafaqi Mohtasib (Federal Ombudsman), Syed Tahir Shahbaz, to further strengthen the Institution of Ombudsman by using modern technology to effectively and efficiently redress the complaints against the maladministration of government agencies.
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PAKISTAN-AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR   New Ombudsman appointed for Azad Jammu & Kashmir

In exercise of the powers conferred to him under section 3(1), the President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir had appointed Mr Choudhary Muhammad Naseem as Ombudsman of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 1 March 2021; his oath was administered on 4 March.

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HONG KONG – CHINA   Ombudsman of Hong Kong announces the launch of two direct investigations

On 18 March 2021, the Ombudsman of Hong Kong, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced the launch of two direct investigations to examine the Government’s control of illicit fuelling activities as well as the Civil Aviation Department’s regulation of paragliding activities.

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HONG KONG – CHINA    Ombudsman Hong Kong announces investigation results into Government’s mechanism for monitoring vaccines provided by private healthcare facilities

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (4 March) announced the completion of a direct investigation into the Government’s mechanism for monitoring vaccines provided by private healthcare facilities (PHFs).

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HONG KONG – CHINA   Ombudsman probes into Civil Aviation Department’s regulation of paragliding activities

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, today (18 March) announced the launch of a direct investigation to examine the Civil Aviation Department (CAD)’s regulation of paragliding activities.

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INDONESIA   Mokhammad Najih appointed as new Chairman of Ombudsman office

The Head of the Master of Law Study Program at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Mr Mokhammad Najih, was elected as Chairman of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia by Commission II of the House of Representatives on Thursday, 28 January 2021 for the term 2021-2026.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER (OMBUDSMAN) OF GEORGIA   Discussion in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Work

On March 22, 2021, Deputy Public Defender Ekaterine Skhiladze attended a discussion in the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was held within the 24th session of the Committee and was dedicated to the right of persons with disabilities to work and their employment.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA   ACRC will turn people’s ideas into institutional improvement

An idea for institutional improvement on People’s Idea Box with many likes and responds will be reflected in institutional improvement or policy suggestion process.

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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN   105 calls were received during the hotline dedicated to the organization of healthy hot meals for students in educational organizations

As the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya said, parents often ask to expand the possibilities of free meals for all schoolchildren. If we analyze the topics of the questions received, then parents are already more concerned not with the quality, but with the organization of food.

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MACAO – CHINA   Commissioners of CCAC and ICAC Meet By Video conferencing

Recently, the Commissioner of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) of Macao, Chan Tsz King, and the Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong, Simon Peh Yun-lu, held a meeting through videoconferencing and exchanged views on the works of integrity building of Macao and Hong Kong.

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REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA    Information Meeting with Representatives of GPI Holding relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On February 18, 2021, representatives of the Department of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Equality of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia held an information meeting for representatives of GPI Holding relating to the rights of persons with disabilities.

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FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN   Centeral Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) digitized all saving centers (376) under Ombudsman’s instructions.

The Federal Ombudsman Pakistan, Syed Tahir Shahbaz, taking cognizance of the difficulties of senior citizens and widows had directed Director General CDNS to facilitate senior citizens, widows and pensioners as per banking standards which has now been implemented. He was chairing a high level meeting to review the progress on CDNS Reforms Report issued by the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat(WMS).

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FEDERAL TAX OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN    Online Training on Operations and Complaint Management Process

The Second Training Session of OICOA (at Staff Level) was held on 27th of January 2021 in pursuance of “Building Communication Network” among all the Ombudsman Institutions. The training was basically on the awareness about Federal Tax Ombudsman Pakistan. The session covered Synopsis of The Federal Tax Ombudsman Institution of Pakistan, Overview of the Complaints Management System/Process and types of decisions and receipt/disposal of complaints.

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HONG KONG – CHINA   Regulating cages of carton recycler occupying public places by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and Lands Department

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced a full investigation report, namely “Regulating cages of carton recycler occupying public places by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and Lands Department”.

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HONG KONG – CHINA   Security Bureau refused to disclose information regarding the written submissions received by the Government on the proposed amendments to the Mutual Legal Assistance Ordinance and the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance

The Ombudsman, Ms Winnie Chiu, announced an investigation report relating to Code on Access to Information, namely “Security Bureau refused to disclose information regarding the written submissions received by the Government on the proposed amendments to the Mutual Legal Assistance Ordinance and the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance”.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA   ACRC will turn people’s ideas into institutional improvement

An idea for institutional improvement on People’s Idea Box with many likes and responds will be reflected in institutional improvement or policy suggestion process.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA   ACRC, “Corruption whistleblowers can make a ‘proxy reporting through lawyers just as public interest reporters can”

To better protect whistleblowers by expanding reasons of compensation payment and exemption of responsibility for corruption and public interest reporters.
Amendments to “Act on the Prevention of Corruption and the Establishment of the ACRC” and “Act on the Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers” passed in the State Council.

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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN   105 calls were received during the hotline dedicated to the organization of healthy hot meals for students in educational organizations

As the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya said, parents often ask to expand the possibilities of free meals for all schoolchildren. If we analyze the topics of the questions received, then parents are already more concerned not with the quality, but with the organization of food.

For more See……

 
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MACAO – CHINA   Commissioners of CCAC and ICAC Meet By Video conferencing

Recently, the Commissioner of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) of Macao, Chan Tsz King, and the Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong, Simon Peh Yun-lu, held a meeting through videoconferencing and exchanged views on the works of integrity building of Macao and Hong Kong.

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REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA    Information Meeting with Representatives of GPI Holding relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On February 18, 2021, representatives of the Department of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Equality of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia held an information meeting for representatives of GPI Holding relating to the rights of persons with disabilities.

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FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN   Centeral Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) digitized all saving centers (376) under Ombudsman’s instructions.

The Federal Ombudsman Pakistan, Syed Tahir Shahbaz, taking cognizance of the difficulties of senior citizens and widows had directed Director General CDNS to facilitate senior citizens, widows and pensioners as per banking standards which has now been implemented. He was chairing a high level meeting to review the progress on CDNS Reforms Report issued by the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat(WMS).

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FEDERAL TAX OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN    Online Training on Operations and Complaint Management Process

The Second Training Session of OICOA (at Staff Level) was held on 27th of January 2021 in pursuance of “Building Communication Network” among all the Ombudsman Institutions. The training was basically on the awareness about Federal Tax Ombudsman Pakistan. The session covered Synopsis of The Federal Tax Ombudsman Institution of Pakistan, Overview of the Complaints Management System/Process and types of decisions and receipt/disposal of complaints.

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REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA    Public Defender’s special statement on situation in penitentiary establishments

In 2020, the Public Defender of Georgia published a special report, in which we talked about the fact that the management model of semi-open establishments was based on informal hierarchy of prisoners, where the so-called “prison watchers” provide fictitious order, which aims to silence prisoners and prevent them from talking about their problems.

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REPUBLIC OF TURKEY    Chief Ombudsman of Turkey was Re-elected to the Post.

Mr. Şeref Malkoç has been re-elected as Chief Ombudsman of Turkey by the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 11 November 2020. Mr Malkoç, a 60-year-old prominent lawyer and former member of the Parliament, was sworn in on the 1st of December 2020 at the Parliament.

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