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).»
Austrian Ombudsman Günther Kräuter, in his role as IOI Secretary General, attended an international conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 25 May to 27 May 2016.»
On 12 and 13 April 2016 IOI Secretary General Günther Kräuter attended the Annual Meeting and Conference of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association in Dublin.»
Austrian Ombudswoman Gertrude Brinek welcomed Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the premises of the Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) in Vienna on 29 April 2016.»
IOI Secretary General and Austrian Ombudsman Günther Kräuter attended the International Forum and Training Workshop for Asian Ombuds-Institution which were held in Tokyo by the Japanese Administrative Evaluation Bureau (AEB) from 7-10 March 2016.
Ombudsman institutions from countries along the so called „West Balkan Route“ followed an invitation by the Greek Ombudsman and met in Thessaloniki on 19 February 2016 to discuss the topic of “Refugee/migrant crisis and human rights: Regional joint action plan of Ombudsman institutions”. The aim of this workshop was to develop a joint action plan with a view to facilitate concrete joint initiatives for the protection of the rights of refugees and migrants.