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Thu, 25 October 2012

Ombudsman News 27/2012

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IOI: 10th World Conference & by-laws reform

The Board carefully considered all of the suggested amendments and ideas put forward by IOI members in the final phase of consultation in September 2012. We are grateful to all those who took the time to provide us with such a rich menu of comments.

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POLAND: Visit of the European Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman Prof. Nikiforos Diamandouros visited the Polish Ombudsman Office on 3 October 2012. During his meeting with the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Poland Prof. Irena Lipowicz, the Deputy Defenders Mr Stanis?aw Trociuk and Mr Ryszard Czerniawski and the Directors of the Office, the European Ombudsman explained his recent activities.

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CANADA/TORONTO: City stumbles over appointments process

The City of Toronto’s Ombudsman has found problems with the process used to recruit and select board members for the City’s agencies, boards and commissions. “These agencies have a considerable impact on residents’ lives,” says Fiona Crean, “so Torontonians must be assured board members are selected in a fair and open process.”

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AUSTRALIA/NSW: second report on the use of Tasers

This is the second comprehensive investigation that the Office of NSW Ombudsman has undertaken into the use of Taser weapons by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF). The first investigation was done at a time when Tasers were only used by police officers within specialist units of the NSWPF. Since that report in 2008, Taser weapons have been rolled out for use by all accredited general duties police officers in NSW.

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AOMA releases new Issue of "African Ombudsman Today"

This issue reflects on the outcomes of some important meetings, such as the AOMA meeting with the African Union Commission held in Luanda, the East Africa Regional Meeting held in Dar-es-Salaam, the AORC Board Meetings held in Durban and Windhoek, and the AOMA EXCO Meeting held in Windhoek.

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