From November 12 to 14 an International Conference on the role of stakeholders at the fulfilment of constitutional rights and freedoms took place in Baku, Azerbaijan.»
Ombudsman Günther Kräuter reported on current developments in human rights protection in Austria during his presentation before the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva and stressed that, although progress has been made in some areas, shortcomings are also still evident.»
Ombudswoman Lora Vidović followed an invitation from the Austrian Ombudsman Board and came to Vienna for a two-day visit to exchange experiences and expertise on the ex-post as well as preventive work of the two offices.»
On October 22nd and 23rd, Ombudsman Kräuter participated in the preparatory meeting of the conference of Ombudsman Institutions and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in Belgrade, Serbia.»
Taiwanese Ombudswoman Teresa Yin visits the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) in ViennaOctober 8, 2015
Member of the Control Yuan, Teresa Yin, visited Vienna to discuss past and future cooperation between the Austrian and Taiwanese Ombudsmanboards with Ombudsman and IOI Secretary General Günther Kräuter.»
The IOI Board of Directors held its annual meeting in Windhoek from 21st to 23rd September 2015. The Office of IOI President and Namibia Ombudsman John R. Walters generously hosted this event and welcomed the members of the Board in Namibia.»
Professor Yeong-Kuang Ger, former member of the Taiwanese ombudsman institution “Control Yuan”, visited the Office of the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) and the Vienna-based General Secretariat of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI). Professor Ger was accompanied by ambassador Chen Lien-Gene and the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Chen Yu-Shun.»
Austrian Ombudswomen Gertrude Brinek met with the Macedonian Ombudsman Ixhet Memeti on the 3rd and 4th of September in Skopje, Macedonia, to discuss current and future endeavors.
The Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) presents the international version of its Annual Report 2014. For the first time this report includes both, the AOB’s ex-post investigative proceedings relevant to human rights as well as the AOB’s mandate as the Austrian National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in one volume.
A delegation of the Macedonian NPM (National Preventive Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment) and the Macedonian Ombudsman visited the Austrian Ombudsman Board in July 2015. As part of the “Twinning-Light”-Project „Promotion of the Ombudsman competencies and enhancement of its capacities“, the Macedonian Delegation had the chance to learn about the work of the Austrian NP, when dealing with Asylum-seekers and migrants. The Twinning-Light-Project is co-organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and co-funded by the EU.»