As part of a study visit to Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, a delegation from South Korea visited the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) on 5 September 2017. The delegation was chaired by Chul-Young Shin, Ombudsman of Gangwon Province, and included representatives from the audit division and general civil service offices of different South Korean cities. The visit served as a platform for a fruitful exchange of experiences between the AOB and the South Korean delegation.
On 15 March 2017 IOI Secretary General received Australian Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) Mr. Ali Noroozi. Within the scope of his visit to an international conference on "Taxpayer Rights" at the Vienna University of Business and Economics, the Australian Inspector-General for Taxation seized the opportunity to meet with Günther Kräuter, Chairman of the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) and Secretary-General of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).»
Peter Tyndall, newly elected President of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) welcomed IOI Secretary General Günther Kräuter to the Ombudsman offices on Leeson Street on 31 January 2017. Mr Kräuter was accompanied by members of the IOI Secretarial Staff.»
The International Ombudsman Institute (IOI), whose General Secretariat is located at the Austrian Ombudsman Board’s (AOB) Office in Vienna, is pursuing its goal of intensifying its scientific research on Ombudsman Institutions. “Asian Ombudsman Institutions – A comparative legal analysis” is the title of the latest comparative law research, which is the third publication in a series of studies on Ombudsman institutions in Europe and the Australasia & Pacific region.»
Kräuter participated at an expert meeting on strengthening independence of national human rights institutions in WarsawDecember 9, 2016
Representatives of national human rights and ombudsman institutions, international organizations and academia gathered for an expert meeting on the independence of NHRIs hosted by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on 28 and 29 November 2016.»
After holding consultation days in Vorarlberg and Tyrol Ombudsman Guenther Kraeuter followed an invitation from the South Tyrol Ombudsman this week. As part of a public event in Bolzano Kraeuter presented the Austrian institution and explained the main tasks of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).»
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) submitted the report on the work of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) to the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT).»