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The Seimas has appointed Mr. Augustinas Normantasfor his third term as the Seimas Ombudsman

8 November 2016

IMG 0022   On 8 November 2016, the Seimas (Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania) appointed Mr. Augustinas Normantas to the post of the Seimas Ombudsman for the third term. Mr.                  Normantas also acts as the Head of the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office.

His candidacy was chosen by the Speaker of the Seimas, after thorough deliberations with different groups of the political parties at the Seimas, civil society and NGO’s that also considered the nomination.

“In the light of the resolution adopted by the Seimas in 2014, the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office is actively involved in the shaping of the overall human rights concept, policies, and practices in the country. Therefore, cooperation with the Seimas Committees on Human Rights, Legal, and Foreign Affairs has also increased,” noted the Seimas Ombudsman.

With the emphasis on a greater awareness of human rights and the enhanced visibility of the institution, the Seimas Ombudsman's Office is pursuing its goal of becoming a national human rights institution. The Seimas Ombudsman's Office is an active member of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) and the International Ombudsmen Institute (IOI).

Mr. Normantas noted that the Seimas Ombudsman's Office seeks to achieve that the authority would serve the people, by properly performing the functions assigned to it. Focusing on the negligence of officials at work and their noncompliance with laws or other legal acts, the Seimas Ombudsmen submit proposals and recommendations to the authorities.

“I believe that the efficiency of the implementation of such proposals is determined by the Seimas Ombudsmen's authority, knowledge, and competence, as well as thorough and reasoned arguments for the conclusions. Therefore, I am pleased with Seimas’ decision regarding the mandate to continue the work,” noted Mr. Normantas, after being appointed for the third term.

The Seimas designates the Seimas Ombudsmen, of which there are two, for a term of five years upon the nomination of the Speaker of the Seimas. Mr Normantas has served as a Seimas Ombudsman since 2005, while in 2013, he was appointed as the head of the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office.


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EOI - Book Presentation - Innsbruck - Tyrolian Parliament

Book presentation at the seat of the State Parliament at Innsbruck:
 „EOI – European Heart of Human Rights“

presented by Nina Karpachova and Josef Siegele

Нина Карпачева и Джозеф Зигеле представили книгу «ЕИО – Европейское сердце прав человека»

в парламенте Тироля

The Book “EOI – European Heart of Human Rights” presented at the Tyrolean Parliament by Nina Karpachova and Josef Siegele


Нина Карпачева и Джозеф Зигеле представили книгу «ЕИОЕвропейское сердце прав человека»

в парламенте Тироля

В зале Рококо Тирольского Парламента при участии Президента ЕИО Дитера Бургарда  и ряда европейских Омбудсманов состоялась презентация совместной книги Генерального секретаря ЕИО Джозефа Зигеле и члена Правления ЕИО Нины Карпачевой.

Ранее презентация книги проводилась в Вене – в Доме Европейской комиссии и в Киеве – в Дипломатической академии Украины.

Известная правозащитница Нина Карпачева является Первым Вице-президентом Союза юристов Украины, профессором Киевского университета  права Национальной академии наук Украины и первым Уполномоченным Верховной Рады Украины по правам человека. 

В книге представлены такие темы, как развитие институций Омбудсмана в Европе, права человека в сфере политической реальности и практике, независимость институций Омбудсмана в Европе, опыт правозащитных институций разных стран Европы и мира, таких как: Австрия, Болгария, Бельгия, Венгрия, Германия, Голландия, Италия, Китай, Россия, Польша, Украина, Япония и другие, сотрудничество Омбудсманов и государственных органов, а также демократическая и конституционная роль региональных институций Омбудсмана в Европе.  

Председатель Парламента Тироля Хервиг ван Стаа высоко оценил в своем выступлении важность издания в Украине книги, обобщающей 25-ти летний опыт Европейского Института Омбудсмана (ЕИО), штаб-квартира которого находится в Инсбруке: «Идея  создания ЕИО более 25 лет назад родилась в среде правоведов Университета Инсбрука. За это время в состав ЕИО в общей сложности вошли 183 члена, в том числе институции Омбудсмана, правозащитные организации и правозащитники со всей Европы». ЕИО оказывает важную поддержку своим членам за счет регулярного обмена опытом на научном уровне и содействием имплементации европейских стандартов в их деятельности. Председатель Парламента ван Стаа поблагодарил Нину Карпачеву за ее активную  деятельность в сфере защиты прав человека в Украине и за её пределами.

По завершении презентации Нина Карпачева вручила Председателю Парламента ван Стаа «Орден верховенства права и справедливости» Всемирного юридического альянса за его многолетнюю парламентскую деятельность в родной стране и в должности председателя Конгресса местных и региональных властей Совета Европы, на которую он дважды избирался. Особую благодарность она выразила за его поддержку Украины в борьбе за территориальную целостность и мирное урегулирование военного конфликта.

           Во время пребывания в Инсбруке Нина Карпачева провела переговоры с руководством правительства Тироля, председателем и депутатами регионального парламента, представителями городских властей Инсбрука относительно укрепления отношений между Украиной и Австрией при посредничестве со стороны ЕИО как на университетском уровне, так и различных организаций, в том числе ассоциации адвокатов и юристов.

 

На фото: Джозеф Зигеле, Хервиг ван Стаа, Нина Карпачева, Президент ЕИО Дитер Бургард, Заместитель председателя правительства Тироля Джозеф Гайслер


The Book “EOI – European Heart of Human Rights” presented at the Tyrolean Parliament by
Nina Karpachova and Josef Siegele

Presentation of the Book under general editorship of the EOI Board member Dr.Nina Karpachova and EOI Secretary General Dr.Josef Siegele took place at the Rokoko Chamber of the Tyrolean Parliament and was participated by the EOI President Dieter Burgard and a number of European Ombudsmen.   

Earlier, the Book was presented also in Vienna at the House of the European Commission and in Kyiv at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.

The well-known human rights activist Dr.Nina Karpachova is the First Vice-President of the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine, professor at the Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and First Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.  

The Book is focused on such topics as the development of the Ombudsman institutions in Europe, human rights in the sphere of political reality and practice, the independence of the Ombudsman institutions in Europe, the experience of human rights institutions in different countries across Europe and the World, such as Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, China, Russia, Poland, Japan, Ukraine etc., cooperation of Ombudsmen with the governments, as well as the democratic and constitutional role of the regional institutions of Ombudsman in Europe.

In his welcome speech, the President of the Tyrolean Parliament Dr.Herwig van Staa praised the importance of publishing this book in Ukraine and summarizing 25 years of experience of the European Ombudsman Institute (EOI) with headquarters in Innsbruck: "The idea of establishing EOI leaped in the minds of lawyers from the University of Innsbruck more than 25 years ago. During this time the EOI has included around 183 members, such as the institutions of the Ombudsman, human rights organizations and human rights activists from all over Europe. The EOI provides important support to its members through the regular exchange of experience at the scientific level and promotion of the European standards in their work”. The President of the Parliament Dr. van Staa thanked Dr. Karpachova for her active work in protection of human rights in Ukraine and abroad.

At the end of the presentation, Dr.Nina Karpachova decorated the President of the Parliament Dr. van Staa with the “Order of the rule of law and justice” on behalf of the World Jurist Alliance for his many years of parliamentary activity in his home country and on the post of the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, to which he was elected twice. She expressed her special gratitude for his support of Ukraine in the struggle for territorial integrity and the peaceful resolution of the military conflict.

During her stay in Innsbruck Dr. Nina Karpachova also held talks with the leadership of the Tyrolean Government, the President and members of the regional parliament, representatives of the city authorities of Innsbruck on strengthening of relations between Ukraine and Austria under the mediation of the EOI at the university levels as well as between various organizations, including associations of lawyers and jurists.

Photo: Josef Siegele, Herwig van Staa, Nina Karpachova, Dieter Burgard and Josef Gaisler, Vice-Chairman of the Tyrolean Government.

 

 http://euro-ombudsman.org/ombudsmen_activities/europe/nina-karpacheva-i-dzhozef-zigele-predstavili-knigu-eio-ve-evropeyskoe-serdtse-prav-cheloveka



  BU: f.l. Josef Siegele, Herwig van Staa, Nina Karpachova, EOI-President Dieter Burgard, Deputy Governor Josef Geisler


Prof. Dr. Nina Karpachova, Rector MCI  - University Innsbruck, Dr. Andreas Altmann, Ombudsman Tyrol Mag. Maria Luise Berger, Secretary General Dr. Josef Siegele 



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STATEMENT

 

Mr. Arman Tatoyan, Human Rights Defender of Armenia made an unannounced visit to “Abovyan”Penitentiary Institution along with civil society representatives, in particular with the members of “Children’s Association of Armenia” and “Civil Society Institute” NGOs, as well as independent experts on October 21. The civil society representatives who were present are also members of Expert Council on Prevention of Torture adjunct to the Human Rights Defender.

During the visit to the penitentiary the Human Rights Defender held private meetings with juvenile and female detainees and convicts, as well as got first hand view of the incarceration conditions.

During the visit the issues of medical treatment, as well as possibilities of realization of rights of the detainees of “Abovyan” Penitentiary Institution were also examined. A thorough examination into relevant documents was conducted.

In the framework of the visit Mr. Tatoyan also held a meeting with the administration of the Penitentiary Institution and discussed a range of issues pertaining to the incarceration conditions with them.

Unannounced visits of the Human Rights Defender to penitentiary institutions and detention centers will from now on be carried out consistently.

 

Meeting with Head of Delegation of European Union to Armenia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Piotr Świtalski

 

Today Republic of Armenia Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan held a working meeting with Head of Delegation of European Union to Armenia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Piotr Świtalski. Andrea Chalupova, Political Officer of the Delegation, also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting issues related to ensuring human rights protection guarantees, both in legislation and in practice, as well as matters pertaining to further development of the capacity building of the Human Rights Defender’s Office, and more specifically the capacity building of its regional offices, were discussed.

The Ambassador P. Świtalski has emphasized the importance of the Human Rights Defender’s Office in ensuring the rights and freedoms and expressed readiness to implement projects in the framework of bilateral cooperation.

Arman Tatoyan has underlined the role of the Delegation of European Union and has confirmed his readiness to initiate joint projects in the framework of human rights protection and to expand the areas of cooperation.

 

 

The Office of the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia



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EOI - Board Meeting, Moscow 18. - 20. June 2016



Members of the Board of the EOI with the High Commissioner of the Russian Federation Ms Tatiana Moskalkova 


The Agenda of the board Meeting was marked by a presentation of the EOI-book "EOI - European Heart of Human Rights", Information about the daily work of ombudsman in different European regions, the organization of the next General Assembly of the EOI, changes in the Board, Evaluation of Human Rights Standards and cooperations, Charter Click - Project etc. The organization of the Office of the High Commissioner in Moscow was perfectly and the board members were gratefully and had given a Special thank and respekt to the representatives of the Russian Federation.


Special Meeting of the Secretary General with the director Mr Sergej Nechaev:


The Meeting implemented the handover of the EOI-book, Expansion of cooperation and others.



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Annual Report of Mr. Hilmi Jashari, Ombudsman of the Republic of Kosovo, I have the pleasure to present to you the Annual Report 2015 of the Ombudsperson Institution of Kosovo. This annual report describes the general situation of human rights in Kosovo and the activities of our institution in protecting and promoting human rights for the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

 The link to this report : http://www.ombudspersonkosovo.org/repository/docs/English_Annual_Report_2015_351292.pdf 


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On Friday, June 24th, 2016, Mr Simon Matthijssen, former ombudsman and substitute ombudsman in the Rotterdam (NL) region and external adviser of the board of the EOI, was elected vice chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Conference of International NGOs (INGO conference) of the Council of Europe. Mr Matthijssen is the permanent representative of the EOI at the INGO conference. Next to this Mr Matthijssen holds a position in the same conference in the Expert Council on NGO law.

Congratulation:   EOI Board



 

                                                                                                                             Statement 

 

The European Ombudsman Institute condemns any violation of human rights regarding  civilians and attacks on civilian objects in Nagorno-Karabakh.

 We are concerned by the information that civilian citizens of Nagorno-Karabakh were inhumanly treated without any respect and by that offended in their dignity.

 Many people had allegedly to leave their homes, because of specific danger to their life, secondary schools and kindergartens, and the civilian life had to stop.

 Even ambulances transferring injured persons to hospitals had been targeted. We are concerned by the information received, that peaceful civilians were killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlements through partly cruel and inhuman methods of execution.

These methods of treatment of human beings are strictly prohibited according to all human rights standards.

All these operations constitute gross violations of human rights; they are opposed to European human rights and human values; they significantly endanger the European system for the protection and promotion of human rights.

 It goes without saying, that the protection of civilians, above all of children and elderly persons against these brutal operations, and the protection of secondary schools, kindergartens and other civilian objects are in the center of international and European human rights standards.

 Human rights are strongly protected by the legal norms of international humanitarian law.

European Ombudsman Institute - EOI:


 Innsbruck, 11.04.2016

 

                                                                                                                                     Erklärung

Das Europäische Ombudsman-Institut verurteilt jede Verletzung von Menschenrechten an der Zivilbevölkerung und Angriffe auf zivile Objekte in Berg-Karabach.

 Wir sind durch die Informationen besorgt, dass zivile Bürger von Berg-Karabach

ohne Respekt unmenschlich behandelt und damit in ihrer Würde verletzt wurden.

 Viele Menschen mussten angeblich ihre Häuser verlassen, weil gezielte Gefahr für ihr Leben, sowie für Hauptschulen und Kindergärten, besteht und das zivile Lebens aufhören musste.

 Selbst auf Ambulanzfahrzeuge sei während des Transports von Verletzten in Krankenhäuser gezielt worden. Wir sind durch die erhaltenen Informationen besorgt, dass friedliche Zivilisten in Berg-Karabach-Siedlungen durch teilweise grausame und unmenschliche Methoden getötet worden sein sollen. Diese Methoden der Behandlung von Menschen sind gemäß allen menschenrechtlichen Standards streng verboten.

 Alle diese Vorgänge bilden grobe Verletzungen der Menschenrechte; sie sind gegen die europäischen Menschenrechte und menschlichen Werte; sie gefährden das europäische System zum Schutz und zur Förderung der Menschenrechte erheblich.

 Es versteht sich, dass der Schutz von Zivilisten, vor allem auch von Kindern und älteren Menschen gegen diese brutalen Operationen, sowie der Schutz von weiterführenden Schulen, Kindergärten und anderer ziviler Objekte im Mittelpunkt der internationalen und europäischen menschenrechtlichen Standards sind.

 Die Menschenrechte sind stark von den gesetzlichen Normen des humanitären Völkerrechts geschützt und jeder Staat die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte zu garantieren und einzuhalten hat.

                                                                                           Europäisches Ombudsman Institute  - EOI :

 Innsbruck, 11.04.2016

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Dieter Burgard neuer Präsident des Europäischen Ombudman-Instituts

Rheinland-pfälzischer Bürgerbeauftragter einstimmig in Mainz gewählt

 Die Generalversammlung des Europäischen Ombudsman-Instituts (EOI) wählte den rheinland-pfälzischen Bürgerbeauftragten Dieter Burgard einstimmig zum neuen Präsidenten. Der 60-jährige Wittlicher wird damit Nachfolger der ehemaligen Südtiroler Volksanwältin Dr. Burgi Volgger, die dieses Amt 4 Jahre lang inne hatte. Zu seinen Stellvertretern wurden  Prof. Dr. Dragan Milkov von der Universität Novi Sad (Serbien) und der St. Petersburger Ombudsman Dr. Alexander Shishlov (Russische Föderation) gewählt. Im Amt bestätigt wurde der bisherige Generalsekretär Dr. Josef Siegele von der Tiroler Volksanwaltschaft in Innsbruck.


                                                           

                                                                                                 Der neugewählte Präsident des EOI Dieter Burgard (3. v.l.) mit seinen Vorstandskollegen

Das EOI ist eine unabhängige, nicht auf Gewinn ausgerichtete Vereinigung europäischer Ombudsleute, deren Ziel es ist, die Ombudman-Idee zu verbreiten und zu fördern. Dies geschieht durch wissenschaftliche Behandlung und Forschung auf dem Gebiete von Menschenrechts-, Bürgerschutz- und Ombudsman-Fragen, die Unterstützung lokaler, regionaler, nationaler und internationaler Ombudsmann-Einrichtungen. Schwerpunkte sind die Förderung des Erfahrungsaustausches auf nationaler, europäischer und internationaler Ebene, durch die Übernahme einer aktiven Rolle bei der Entwicklung und Förderung sozialer, ökonomischer und kultureller Rechte, die Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen, regionalen, nationalen und internationalen Einrichtungen mit gleicher oder ähnlicher Zielsetzung. Das EOI pflegt so die Zusammenarbeit mit dem UN-Hochkommissar für Menschenrechte, dem Menschenrechtskommissar des Europarates, dem Europäischen Ombudsmann und vielen anderen internationalen Institutionen mit dem Ziel der Förderung und Sicherung der Menschenrechte.

Dieter Burgard, der für 2 Jahre in sein neues Amt gewählt wurde, betonte in seiner Antrittsrede die besondere Bedeutung der Ombudsleute auch im Hinblick auf die aktuellen Herausforderungen, die mit den Flüchtlingen aus den Kriegsgebieten nach Europa verbunden sind.

 

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Meeting of the Presidents of the Regional and International Networks of Institutional Mediation Institutions


                                  


Meeting of the Presidents of the Regional and International Networks of Institutional Mediation Institutions
-Rabat, July 6th and 7th, 2015
The Declaration of Intention

for the generalization of mutual assistance between regional
and international institutional mediation institutions
The Regional and International Ombudsman and Mediators Networks, representing all their active members, and present here in Rabat on July 6th, 7th 2015:
 Convinced of the need to carry on their sustained action in favor of all their residing or expatriate nationals, according to the formulas and mechanisms provided for in their respective national legislations and laws;
 Persuaded of the necessity to provide them with perpetual assistance and support in the countries of their temporary or definitive residence with the aim of reacting to their legitimate and justified requests before the competent administrations;
 Referring to their statutes which foster, among the objectives which are officially set for them, the search for a substantial cooperation with the all the parties having the same concerns;
Mediator of the Kingdom of Morocco
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 Noting the satisfactory bilateral agreements of mutual assistance signed within this spirit, between an important number of institutions of mediation belonging to the same network or beyond their own network;
– Reiterating their will to establish good cooperation and partnership relations between the different institutions intervening in this highly sensitive area given its positive political, social, and economic outcome;
– Expressing their desire to extend the current similar experiences which proved very efficient in searching for the best possible solution to the old or new conflicts between local administrations and their users;
– Having the intention, within the framework of their multifaceted cooperation, to actively participate in information exchange on the good practices adopted by some institutions, in connection with their manifest performance and the improvement observed concerning the level of services provided, as much as possible, to the requesting public.
The present act represents a declaration of intention in order to act together for the fulfillment of these objectives, which require neither a consent of the probable tutelary authorities nor an official ratification according to the ordinary constitutional procedures, given that this mutual assistance concerns only the ordinary framework of the statutory prerogatives of the institutions of mediation involved and does not violate legal and regulatory rules in vigor.



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PACE elects Armen Harutyunyan judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Armenia

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Armen Harutyunyan as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Armenia.

Mr Harutyunyan, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years which shall commence no later than three months after his election.

Judges are elected by PACE from a list of three candidates nominated by each State which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights.
 

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12th ENOHE Annual Conference:

30 Years of Solitude? University Ombudsmen`s Pioneering Past, Confident Present, Challenging Future

Innsbruck 28-30 May 2015

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

two more new features for our Innsbruck conference! (sorry for any cross postings):

 

·       A redesigned Thursday afternoon workshop!

 

Quis, quid, ubi, …?: Professional Development through Exchange

 

Who are we, what do we do and how? This highly participatory pre-conference workshop offers a warm and welcoming environment to meet people who do this work and who want to know more about it.

 

The first half of the workshop focuses on your questions. "I am here because..." is an open space workshop which uses peer consulting to create a forum for systematic exchange between the participants: Why do you come to Innsbruck? What are your questions? What problem do you want to have solved when you leave Innsbruck at the end of the conference? Bring along your questions and find colleagues who have answers. Bring along your experience and meet colleagues who are glad to meet you. 

The second half of the workshop focuses on our work. In "Professional Development through Case Consultation”, we learn from and with each other, discussing cases provided by ombudsmen in higher education. In small groups, we analyse a case and identify ombudsman actions and activities. In large groups, we share our observations, compare and contrast different approaches, and consider common principles that inform our work. Cases and responses will be collected and made available to ENOHE members. 

 

New and experienced ombudsmen in higher education and people interested in learning about this work are most welcome! 

 

 

·       And a newly designed Friday afternoon Roundtable Discussion!

 

Confidentiality vs. Transparency – is there a tension between these two values and approaches to ombudsman case-handling ?

 

Some ENOHE- associated institutions of higher education ombudsmen are supposed to report only to the respective authorities of their given institutions and to complainants on case outcomes. Others have the right and sometimes even the obligation to report publicly the issues and cases they are dealing with.  There are risks in both scenarios. Excessive confidentiality and no public reporting by the ombudsman can encourage a university to ignore the ombudsman findings and fail to implement recommendations without the risk of public criticism. On the other hand, sensationalist press or social media reporting of published ombudsman decisions can damage a university’s reputation and lead to disproportionate criticism. This round table discussion with renowned experts from ENOHE and from its associates will help to describe existing models and advantages and disadvantages of (so-called) naming and shaming of institutions.  Contributions from conference participants will be very welcome.

 

 

Hurry up and register for our 2015 conference in case you haven’t done so yet!

http://www.hochschulombudsmann.at/enohe2015/

 

(And thanks to everybody who has already J)

 

Best regards

J. Leidenfrost

Dr. Josef Leidenfrost, MA (Mediation)

Ombudsstelle für Studierende / Austrian Student Ombudsman
Postadresse: Minoritenplatz 5

Dienstsitz: Palais Harrach, Herrengasse 16, Stiege II, 2. Stock

A-1014 Wien / Vienna
(43-1) 53120-5533

(43-1) 53120-995533 Fax
gebührenfrei / toll free 0800-311 650

(MON-FREI/FRI 9-16h)

 

www.hochschulombudsmann.at

info@hochschulombudsmann.at

Die Ombudsstelle für Studierende ist Mitglied des / The Austrian Student Ombudsman is a member of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE)

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