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Betreff: Ombudsman News 21/2012

Fri, 6 July 2012

Ombudsman News 21/2012

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IOI welcomes the Ombudsman of the Canary Islands as new member

During its mid-term meeting that took place from 7 to 8 May 2012 in Hong Kong, the IOI Board of Directors took decisions on several applications for individual, associate and institutional membership. Welcoming the new members to the IOI family the General Secretariat presents the main facts and figures of each new member ending today with the Ombudsman the Canary Islands.

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BERMUDA: Ombudsman publishes Annual Report 2011

The Ombudsman for Bermuda presented the institution’s 7th Annual Report covering the year 2011. The Annual Report 2011 is available on the Website of the Ombudsman for Bermuda.

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AUSTRIA: NPM - AOB members meet Commission Chairpersons for a first working meeting

Only one day after the entry into force of the new legal foundations of the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) Chairwoman Terezija Stoisits and fellow AOB members Peter Kostelka and Gertrude Brinek met with the recently appointed six Commission Chairpersons for a first working session.

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HUNGARY: Ombudsman becomes active on the Act on Nationalities

Certain provisions of the Act on Nationalities, which entered into force on 1 January 2012, are contrary to the Fundamental Law and restrict the fundamental rights of nationalities – the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights has requested the Constitutional Court to establish this and to annul the text parts indicated in his petition.

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UKRAINE: Agreement on Cooperation between Ombudsman Office and OSCE

Within a recent meeting the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) agreed on intensified cooperation.

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